The funding stream we work with is the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund which is administered by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Under this fund, literacy providers, such as ourselves, have pre-approved places they can allocate to businesses they are working with. This funding method allows us to engage with businesses and get programmes up
Each label tells a story – workplace communications in a dairy factory
Cow to cafe in 24 hours So much language, literacy and numeracy in these labels. Product lines, different overseas export markets, all produced with slightly different ingredients, fat and protein levels, organic certification or not etc. The product’s story is how milk gets from a cow wandering around the fields of the Bombay Hills to
Are you an accredited employer?
We’re amazed how many businesses we talk to are not familiar with the Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer scheme. In short, once you are accredited, the process of hiring from overseas is significantly streamlined. For example, it means that you no longer need to test the local labour market before hiring someone offshore and processing
Literacy, Numeracy, Digital Skills and Healthy Food!
We made a recipe book. Here’s a link to download your own copy. If you try any of the recipes, please tell us how they went. Multi-cultural recipe book (PDF 2MB). Communicating cross-culturally with food, literacy and numeracy We have been working with The Selwyn Foundation for over 3 years, providing Business Communication Skills Courses
Literacy, Numeracy, Communication across the whole organisation
As an organisation, Countdown recognises that people across the whole organisation can benefit from upskilling in language, literacy, communication and numeracy. It has been great working with people in the Countdown Support Office over the last couple of years. Our learners have been merchandisers, logistics people, people in property maintenance, payroll, IT, business support people
The business case for workplace literacy
So many businesses could access funding that is available to develop the language, literacy and numeracy skills of their employees. We have Workplace Literacy Funding for training eligible employees. It is also possible for larger businesses to apply for their own funding. And, of course, some businesses are prepared to pay for training privately. We