Work & Training (part of the IntoWork Group) is pleased to deliver further literacy, numeracy and reading support to more Tasmanians through the 26TEN program.
Work & Training will provide the literacy, language and numeracy training to Tasmanian workers at City Mission in Burnie and Launceston, St Vincent Industries, Blueline Laundry in Kings Meadows, Blueline Laundry New Town, Mitchell Plastic Welding and Choice Support after being a successful recipient in the recent 26TEN workplace grants.
26TEN assists with improving all aspects of workplace communication by improving the reading, writing and maths skills of employees so they can do their jobs better, training employees to write work documents in plain English and training supervisors and managers to support employees with low literacy.
Work & Training has managed a number of 26TEN projects since 2016 and in the past year has delivered projects for Disability Employment Services, Tas Textiles, BlueLine Laundry - Kingsmeadows, BlueLine Laundry - Newtown, Bluegum Grounds Maintenance and Catholic Care.
Work & Training Foundation Skills Programs Manager Harry Atkinson said the 26TEN program can change people’s lives and give them confidence in the workplace, “There is a real need for this support, especially amongst people who have had poor previous educational experiences. For some people a 26TEN program may be their first opportunity as an adult to develop skills in reading & writing, to use numeracy to better understand time and money, or to learn to use digital technology such as email,” Mr Atkinson said.
“When people develop confidence with these core skills, it makes a positive difference in both their personal lives and their work life. They are more easily able to access employment opportunities and more readily adapt to new roles and tasks in the workplace and take on opportunities that lead to advancement.”
Work & Training CEO Leanne Wallace welcomed the new grants, “We are very pleased to be supporting more Tasmanians through the 26TEN initiative. Work & Training has a long history of supporting organisations to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of Tasmanians working or volunteering in a wide range of industries, ensuring valuable training is delivered to people, increasing their foundation skills which results in higher productivity, increased safety, improved compliance, teamwork and communication,” Ms Wallace said.
For more information about 26TEN workplace grants visit www.26ten.tas.gov.au.
About Work & Training
Work & Training operates across Tasmania providing group training and training services. For over 30 years Work & Training have taken pride in our excellent reputation for service provision and partnership with businesses.
26TEN helps businesses, community groups, government, educators and individuals to work together so all Tasmanian adults have the skills they need for work and life.