Skills Active Learning Support Advisors are based throughout New Zealand. They are the connecting point between you, your workplace, your assessor and Skills Active.
Their role is to support staff who are undertaking qualifications by helping them identify and overcome barriers to completing their qualification, while helping the workplace to develop and implement good practice on-job training.
Providing advice on the qualifications that might be right for you is all in a day’s work. They also know all of our on-job training and assessment processes inside out.
Our Learning Support Advisors often have a strong background in one or more of the industries we work with, but they are skilled across all of our qualifications and the industries Skills Active works with.
Click here to contact a Learning Support Advisor in your region.
We’re in the process of setting up the Kaiārahi - Skills Active volunteer mentor programme.
Our Kaiārahi are experienced people from our industries who want to give back to their industries and communities. They provide support around managing work/life balance, goal setting and developing action plans. They offer encouragement and a listening ear!
Stay tuned for the launch of our mentoring programme, and contact one of our Learning Support Advisors to express your interest in connecting with a mentor.
Every job across our industries needs good literacy and numeracy skills.
Literacy and language skills are all about reading, writing, speaking, listening, understanding information technology, and problem-solving. Numeracy is pretty much maths. You need both literacy and numeracy skills to do your job effectively.
Think about the tasks that you have to do every day:
Understand workplace rules and procedures
Fill out forms, contracts and timesheets
Read notices, instructions, timetables or job sheets
Work on a computer
We’re committed to helping ensure you have the skills you need to do your job well!
When you sign up to our qualifications, you can have your reading level checked before you start training, and, if necessary your numeracy skills too.
We’ll help you to understand what the results mean, and discuss any support you may need.
Your employer will receive general information about literacy levels of employees in their workplace who have completed this assessment. This helps them get a picture of any general needs you might have.
Check out our employee brochure for more information about how we can support you to enhance your literacy, language and numeracy skills.
Your Learning Support Advisor will discuss the types of help that are available where you may need it.