$2 million grant funding round to boost adult learning

12 April 2013

Federal Skills Minister Sharon Bird today announced a new $2 million funding round to boost reading, writing and numeracy skills for adults.

The funding round for the Workplace, English, Language and Literacy (WELL) Resource projects has opened with funding available for the development of training materials.

“The foundation skills of reading, writing and numeracy and are essential in today’s modern workplace and crucial to workplace productivity,” Ms Bird said.

“I encourage organisations to apply for these grants so we can increase our reach and ability to deliver vital foundation skills training.

“Through this project we want to help develop training materials to improve language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as assessment and reporting methods.”

Ms Bird welcomed applications addressing the foundation skills needs across all industries and occupations.

The Minister also announced today that the Australian Government is providing more than $275,000 to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week in 2013.

Funding is available for projects which support a national presence for Adult Learners’ Week, which is usually held in the first week of September.

“Adult Learners’ Week is a great opportunity to celebrate and promote all forms of adult learning, building community capacity and engaging adult learners,” Ms Bird said.

Further information can be found at http://www.innovation.gov.au/AdultLearnersWeek.

Further information about WELL Resources can be found at http://www.innovation.gov.au/well