26Ten Grants will support Tasmanian Councils to boost literacy and numeracy
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26Ten Grants will support Tasmanian Councils to boost literacy and numeracy

by Freya Lucas

May 11, 2020

The Tasmanian Government has made a significant contribution to lift workplace literacy and numeracy skills in adults through the distribution of nearly $415,000 in grant funding.


Glenorchy City Council, who operate two early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in their jurisdiction, have been named as one of nine organisations who will benefit from a 26TEN Grant, with 2020 allocations being given to a range of for-profit and not-for-profit organisations across the state, in the agriculture, food production, local government, community care, aged care and disability care sectors.


“I’m confident these organisations will see similar benefits contribute to increased productivity and business success, as has been the case for previous grant recipients like Goodstart Early Learning, Huon Aquaculture, and Multicap,” Tasmanian Minister for Education Jeremy Rockliff said. 


The recipients of this year’s grants “have taken action to build a strong and productive Tasmania” by recognising the advantage for their business, their employees and their communities in helping more Tasmanian adults build their literacy and numeracy skills, the Minister said. 


“We know the investment pays off for all Tasmanians because when people improve their literacy and numeracy skills at work, their families and communities benefit,” he added.


Projects are diverse, as are their locations and industries, Mr Rockliff said.


Fonterra at Wynyard will build employees’ basic literacy and numeracy and digital skills and a core group will learn how to write readily useable standard operating procedures, while the Geeveston Community Centre’s project Tasmania Works Stronger 2020 will work with small businesses to build reading, writing and maths skills, and give job seekers the skills they need to find employment.


The full list of this year’s successful recipients are:

  • Mersey Community Care Association/TasTAFE
  • Huon Valley Council
  • Tastex Knitwear/Work & Training
  • Forager Foods/TasTAFE
  • Fonterra Wynyard
  • Interact Australia/Work & Training
  • Geeveston Community Centre Inc
  • Glenorchy City Council
  • Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge


For more information about 26TEN grants, named for the 26 letters of the alphabet and the ten digits used for counting, visit www.26TEN.tas.gov.au 

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