Literacy and Numeracy Training at Dempsey Wood, Civil Contractors

Literacy and Numeracy Training at Dempsey Wood, Civil Contractors

Dempsey Wood uses downtime during the winter months when staff can’t operate on-site to upskill its workforce. In this video by Skills Highway, Dempsey Wood management and staff reflect on the impact of workplace literacy and numeracy training delivered by … ...

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Growing workforce potential at Thompson’s Horticulture

Growing workforce potential at Thompson’s Horticulture

Thompson’s Horticulture manages multiple orchards and vineyards in the East Coast region of New Zealand. It has offices in Opotiki and Gisborne. Growing over the past 18 years from a small family business to a significant local player. Thompson’s now … ...

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Mindset – transforming team leaders

Mindset – transforming team leaders

Mindset Leadership training at HECO Group There were 37 employees at HECO when Steve Eagles first started as a Project Manager seven years ago. HECO Group companies are all in construction related businesses, a sector which has seen huge growth … ...

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Train the trainer – setting the bar for in-house training

Train the trainer – setting the bar for in-house training

In September last year, we launched our first Unit Standard based Train the Trainer course with Life Health Foods NZ Ltd (LHF). We trained twelve staff over a seven month period. The course consisted of two full days of content … ...

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How First Security turned individuals into teams through workplace training

How First Security turned individuals into teams through workplace training

Effective communicators, collaborative teams and concise report writers were at the heart of First Security’s goals for their literacy policy when it launched in 2005. A straightforward document with a big vision, it was the starting point for the company’s … ...

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How communication skills make Symonite’s manufacturing lean

How communication skills make Symonite’s manufacturing lean

Symonite’s been growing and, like any business, it’s been experiencing some growing pains – especially when it comes to communication skills. Misunderstandings around instructions from project managers, and a lack of confidence to speak up if they weren’t sure about … ...

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Turning disappointment into development: Michael’s story

Turning disappointment into development: Michael’s story

Goodman Fielder has always been passionate about developing and growing their staff – and for the last three years, they’ve been walking the talk by working with Upskills. Taking advantage of government funding for workplace literacy, Goodman Fielder has put … ...

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Be Brave: Shirley’s Story

Be Brave tackles workplace numeracy, helping students understand percentages and other equations applicable to the workplace. However, it does so much more than that – building confidence, tackling bullying head-on, helping people learn to speak out, and changing attitudes. At … ...

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