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‘KiwiSkills: Digital Skills for Jobseekers’ to Boost New Zealand ICT Skills

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Digital skills for jobseekers in New Zealand are about to get a major boost over the next 3 years with the roll out of the 2020 Trust’s ‘KiwiSkills: Digital Skills for Jobseekers’ programme. Funding received from the Lottery Grants Board will enable 7,500 jobseekers to gain an ICDL Certificate in the four Base modules Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing and Spreadsheets.

The programme is being delivered through a growing national network of delivery partners, some who are already providing ready-for-work type programmes.

“We know digital literacy in the workplace leads to increased productivity, so we are very pleased the Lottery Grants Board recognised this and has invested in jobseekers that may not have otherwise been able to afford the programme”, said Sarah Lee, ICDL National Marketing Executive.

“It’s also great opportunity for ICDL to be widely recognised as the quality benchmark for digital skills for the workplace in New Zealand”. Collateral is being developed to promote and support the roll out of the programme, with the first series of posters being printed in December.