EU Programmes featured on the Skills Highway website
The Labour Exchange proves it's not too hard to train people working on multiple sites across NZ's largest city
East Auckland based GMP Dairy are New Zealand’s largest pharmaceutical-grade dairy and infant formula manufacturer. Many of the GMPD team originate from countries where English is not their first language so GMPD is on a training journey with the aim
of lifting the communication skills of its 200 employees. Ethnic and cultural diversity is
a growing feature of New Zealand and Auckland in particular.
GMPD Deputy General Manager, Ravinesh Kumaran, says: "We wanted to improve quality and increase productivity so improving our team’s ability to communicate effectively with each other was a vital first step."
In conjunction with Education Unlimited and GMP Dairy
Competenz have created a handy guide to help businesses upskill their staff.
Access the PDF here
Listening to our sector:
Pasifika voices at the heart of the matter
2014 Annual Skills Highway Award
Dominion Constructors & Russell Gordon Contracting
The Core Strength programme, being delivered by the team at Education Unlimited, makes a real and substantial difference to people's lives and lifts the core skills of 100 employees.
Irrelevant of the participant’s literacy or English language ability, each group presented a project with the majority of people focussing on Health and Safety initiatives. In a meaningful way each project contributed to the overall awareness of health and safety compliance across the group of companies.
The key to the project's success was site-based teams' identification of problems along with development of simple, workable solutions that everybody participated in. The core difference now being the identification of problems coupled with a new willingness and true ability to engage in the development of solutions