Tue 27 Sep 2016

26ten Employer Grants – Applications Now Open

26ten employer grants support employers and peak bodies to run projects to increase the literacy and numeracy skills of Tasmanian workers (paid and voluntary). Projects can include improving all aspects of workplace communication, for example, to:

  • re-write work documents in plain English
  • make sure there is appropriate signage
  • train supervisors and managers to support workers to build the literacy and numeracy skills they need to do their job.

Have you ever wondered why some employees don’t fill in forms properly or follow procedures?

Build literacy, maths and communication skills with a 26TEN grant and reduce accidents and improve compliance and teamwork.

Apply for up to $50,000 from now until Friday 10 March 2017.

Eligible activities include:

  • general literacy skills development (in the form of individual or group support)
  • training with integrated literacy support
  • digital literacy for low skilled workers, with low literacy and numeracy
  • training for staff about how to work with low literacy staff or clients
  • surveys, consultations, research or other activities to determine the literacy needs of employees within your business/organisation/industry
  • resource development to support literacy skills development of the target employees
  • activities to make work documents easy to read (eg written in plain English).

Companies that have benefitted from grants include Blue Hills Honey, Statewide Independent Wholesalers, Treloar & Son and Houston’s Farm.

Information about the grant program is available here or contact Jennifer Dunbabin on 03 6165 6064 or email@26ten.tas.gov.au.