Community Work & Training


This programme improves literacy and numeracy skills amongst our communities and workplaces. Currently, many adults in New Zealand do not have the fundamental skills necessary to function and progress at work, and in society in general. Our courses are designed to identify the key skills needed for day-to-day tasks and develop these skills so that we can function better, perform jobs efficiently, support our whanau and better contribute to our communities.


Following our community and workplace training, you can expect improved communication and understanding, along with increased productivity and confidence. This training can help enrich your relationships with your whanau and community, help you find employment and get ahead in your career.


We start by developing an understanding of what the needs are in your community or workplace group. We assess your unique requirements focusing on literacy tasks and numeracy skills to interact and perform roles and tasks. We then design a programme that is tailored to the needs of your group or employees. We keep our groups small to ensure everyone’s individual needs are catered for and fostered on their learning journey.


Thank you for your efforts in tutoring my team.  It has been a pleasure to have WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT onboard with developing the team.

“I did not realise how important learning was to my future, but now I am given that chance again to learn. Thank you.”

Ali took part in a Workforce Development Workplace Literacy & Numeracy Training programme while working at WineWorks in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s largest contract wine bottling facility. WineWorks contracted Workforce Development to deliver the training with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission. Workforce worked collaboratively with WineWorks to develop a training programme that met their staff needs. The training included a mix of small group and one-to-one sessions to ensure each team member flourished on their learning journey. The programme was a great success with increased staff productivity and morale, and improved health and safety. Many staff have gone on to high-level training and positions of greater responsibility.