LeeAnne has used her new ICDL skills to secure a job.

LeeAnne’s KiwiSkills success led to a job she loves

When LeeAnne Baker was ready to return to work after seven years, she wanted better computer skills and did not have the confidence to apply for a job. After passing a basic level computer course, her tutors recommended that she undertook the KiwiSkills ICDL programme. This free programme for jobseekers includes four ICDL training modules. ... Read more

KiwiSkills funding renewed for 2017

The KiwiSkills team have successfully secured a third year of funding from the Lottery Grants Board, to train more jobseekers in workplace-ready computer skills. 2016 was full on – 2017 will be busier still June Robinson, 20/20 Trust Product Manager for KiwiSkills, said “2016 was a very productive year for us. We issued a total ... Read more

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