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February 2017
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Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Skills Highway newsletter. You have received this email because we have identified you as having an interest in workplace literacy and numeracy. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, please ‘unsubscribe’ at the end of this email. Other people in your organisation can subscribe below.
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1. TEC Updates
The TEC advises that the following amounts are available for allocation from the Employer-led WPLN Fund:
 
EWLN Fund as at February 2017
Time period Amount available to allocate (approx.)
Jan – Jun 2017                             $.5M
Jun – Dec 2017 $1.5M
 
A reminder that the Assessment Panel meets monthly, with applications due to the TEC by midday on the first Friday of each month. Please direct any questions to Darel Hall and Catherine Dyhrberg at EWLN@tec.govt.nz.
2. Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (LNAAT) webinar
Thanks to all of you who joined us for this webinar. It is available on the Skills Highway website here.
The webinar covers:
  • An introduction to the use of the LNAAT in a workplace setting
  • Engaging learners (and employers) in the process
  • Reporting
    • The importance of groups in the LNAAT
    • Reports - Gain
    • Reports - Data and more data
  • How can I use this data?
  • LNAAT enhancements - what’s new!
NZCER are able to provide more targeted webinars on specific topics related to the LNAAT. Please email nicky@itf.org.nz if you have areas that you’d like covered in more detail.
3. Te Ata Hāpara: Māori Assessment Tool option
NZCER have developed a video to support the Te Ata Hāpara assessment option. This will soon be going live on the Māori option login page for the LNAAT. 
The video can be seen here.
4. Skills Highway ITO/Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Provider Workshop, Auckland, 16 March 2017
To register your interest for this workshop, please email nicky@itf.org.nz.
5. Skills Highway Award@the 2017 Diversity Awards
Entries for the Diversity Awards NZ 2017 are now open. The Skills Highway Award celebrates organisations that develop initiatives to assist employees with literacy and numeracy.
 
There are Awards Entry Assistance Workshops in Auckland on 16 March and 27 April 2017, and a Webinar on 23 March 2017.
 
Entries close May 12th 2017.
Please note: Organisations are eligible to enter multiple categories.
6. Diary dates
 
Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) Conference, Darwin, 13-14 September 2017
Abstracts and proposals are due by March 19, 2017 and acceptances will be notified by March 31, 2017.
 
NZ Vocational Education and Training Research Forum, Wellington, 25-26 October 2017. Call for abstracts will open by the end of February 2017. Keep an eye on the Industry Training Federation website for details. 
 
The Skills Highway team welcomes any news items or ideas for this newsletter.
Please contact Nicky Murray nicky@itf.org.nz.
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