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Work Fit for Migrants (5 weeks, starting 3 September)

2 October 2018 @ 9:30 am - 29 September 2019 @ 2:30 pm

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Supporting migrants and former refugees into new jobs

workfit-esol-2016-47The Nelson/Tasman region thrives off the energy and skills of new migrants and former refugees. Of course, many migrants and former refugees can’t speak, read or write English when they first arrive.

A good grasp of the English language and Kiwi customs is crucial if new migrants are to thrive in New Zealand workplaces.

Basic English and maths skills

This Work Fit course will introduce a range of English words and basic conversational structures around jobs and job seeking. Basic literacy is crucial for job applications and working life.

We’ll also teach basic maths (like percentages and ratios) so they can solve problems in the workplace.

Preparation for job interviews and placements

This course aims to support migrants and former refugees into a job. Our aim is for them to be better equipped to ask and understand basic questions when seeking a job. We want them to feel more confident at communicating in English in interviews so they can show themselves in their best light.

workfit-esol-2016-128Being fit and safe

Most of the first jobs for migrants are physical roles. We’ll support them to get physically prepared by introducing them to services they can use.

We also cover some basic employment rights, responsibilities and expectations within a New Zealand workplace, including Health and Safety requirements.

Contact us now

Click here to go to our Contact Us page. You can call, text, email or visit us to join or recommend somebody for the next Work Fit for Migrants course.

Work Fit for Migrants and Former Refugees is run in partnership with Red Cross.


2 October 2018 @ 9:30 am
29 September @ 2:30 pm
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Elise Doyer
03 548 3041


Adult Learning Support
43 Montgomery Square
Nelson,7010New Zealand
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