Improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for industry trainees: embedding policy and practice in New Zealand workplace-based learning 2009-2014


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Author: McDonald, Heather; Alkema, Anne


Since the mid 2000s New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission, the agency with responsibility for funding tertiary education, has promoted a policy for the integration of literacy and numeracy into lower level vocational qualifications. In the New Zealand context this is referred to as 'embedding'. This has seen a period of major educational change within vocational training. Industry training organisations (ITOs) have played a substantial role in leading and working with industry, employers, education providers and trainees to find the most feasible ways to have literacy and numeracy...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Providers of education and training; Literacy; Numeracy; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Evaluation; Outcomes

Keywords: No Frills Conference; Skill development; Staff development; Off the job training; On the job training; Workplace education and training; Employees

Geographic subjects: Oceania; New Zealand

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2015

Physical description: 17 slides

Also called: Improving the literacy and numeracy skills of trainees and apprentices in the workplace

Conference number: 24th

Date: 2015

Place: Sydney, New South Wales

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 121.617

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