Sacred Heart students study for their ICDL

KiwiSkills 2016 Milestones

Nearly two years ago the 20/20 Trust launched KiwiSkills for jobseekers with funding from the Lottery Grants Board. With KiwiSkills, jobseekers get free computer skills training leading to internationally – and NCEA – recognised ICDL certification. Our team and KiwiSkills delivery partners have worked hard, so we are very pleased to celebrate meeting the following ... Read more

Sacred Heart students study for their ICDL

“My students are fully engaged in learning, preparing for work”

Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt are enthusiastic about job-ready skills and ICDL certification from KiwiSkills for Jobseekers. “I can highly recommend the ICDL course, which is fully funded through the Kiwiskills programme run by the 2020 Trust. The support from the Kiwiskills team has been fantastic.” Best of all, students are fully engaged in learning Microsoft Office, earning NCEA credits and  also an internationally recognised certificate. ... Read more

Mayors Taskforce For Jobs promotes KiwiSkills

The Mayors Taskforce For Jobs has sent a flyer to all Mayors in New Zealand, promoting the 2020 Trust’s KiwiSkills digital literacy training to “close the digital divide and increase skills and productivity in your community”. The Taskforce For Jobs is a nationwide network of New Zealand’s Mayors, working together towards the vision of all ... Read more

computing certificate, at her laboratory

These days you really need to know about a computer…

After taking 8 years out as a full time mum, Vishal Morey found her computer knowledge very rusty. She needed to gain new skills and relearn some she’d forgotten. Vishal tells KiwiSkills Relationship Manager Sarah Lee about her experience with KiwiSkills – free computer training for jobseekers. ... Read more

Jobseekers get a head-start in central region

Jobseekers in the central region are being offered ICDL as part of their training through the Palmerston North based organisation WorkSkills. WorkSkills, established in early 2014 to help people enter the call centre and business administration industry, recognised the benefit of incorporating the ICDL programme into its existing programmes. The organisation adopted the KiwiSkills programme in August 2015 becoming ... Read more

KiwiSkills launched in the far north

Far North REAP recently launched the KiwiSkills programme at their premises in Kaitaia providing Northland jobseekers with the opportunity to gain an ICDL Certificate and increase their employability. “Since our launch we have had steady registrations, with participants underway on their journey and enjoying the convenience of studying at their own pace in their own home or in the REAP. ... Read more

School leavers test digital skills

Hundreds of school leavers in Christchurch and Wellington are taking online tests to assess and improve their digital skills. It’s all part of a new pilot programme which aims to raise the digital literacy bar and workplace productivity in New Zealand. In less than an hour participants work through a highly interactive online ICDL test to verify their knowledge. ... Read more

First candidate to complete KiwiSkills

Irenee Hollard is the first person in New Zealand to gain her ICDL Certification through the KiwiSkills programme. A graduate of the Computers in Homes programme in Dunedin, Irenee heard about KiwiSkills through her Stepping UP tutor Rebecca South. “I was attracted to KiwiSkills because it offered an internationally recognised certificate. I particularly wanted to upgrade ... Read more

Jobseeker promotion winner

The KiwiSkills Jobseeker programme is free for jobseekers, who are offered the four Base ICDL Modules Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing and Spreadsheets. The goal is to gain an ICDL Certificate in all four modules with provision made for an additional three modules if the jobseeker chooses to extend their skills. A campaign was ... Read more

In the driver’s seat

At 19 years old, Shantelle Moses is currently working full-time as a Junior Office Administrator in a busy New Plymouth office. Getting there took determination and perseverance, this is her story. Shantelle was working in a New Plymouth fashion store but really wanted to work in an office. “I wanted to get experience in administration and ... Read more