As part of the Adult Literacy Action Plan the 26TEN Grants Program has been developed by Skills Tasmania to boost adult literacy levels in Tasmania.
The 26TEN Grants program aims to increase the core skills levels of people in the workplace and communities, to build a culture of life-long learning and to make it easier for employees and community groups to access literacy support.
This program is supported by the Adult Literacy Investment Fund which provides $1 million dollars a year over six years for literacy programs in workplaces and communities.
By building the literacy skills of Tasmanians, this program is contributing to reaching the Tasmania Together target of 58.5% of 15-74 year olds in Tasmania being assessed as functionally literate by 2020.
See also 'Additional resources and support'
For further information about 26TEN visit: http://26ten.tas.gov.au/
The 2013 Grant Round closed on Tuesday, 30 April 2013. Between 3 December 2012 and 30 April 2013 Skills Tasmania invited applications from Tasmanian employers and community groups, and registered training organisations in partnership with Tasmanian employers and community groups, to develop projects to improve the literacy, numeracy and communication skills of Tasmanians in the workplace and community organisations.
In support of the above program Skills Tasmania has set up an ongoing register of qualified support officers with experience in adult literacy, language and numeracy to assist throughout the year. Positions may be available on a casual, part-time or full-time basis. To register complete the 'Adult Literacy Support Officers Register for Adult Literacy Programs - Expression of Interest'.
The Tasmanian Adult Literacy Action Plan [PDF] focuses on communities. It invests in people and programs to raise awareness and understanding of adult literacy. It provides support and programs for people to improve adult literacy in their workplace and their community. The main aim of the Tasmanian Adult Literacy Action Plan is for young people and adults to have the literacy skills they need to fully participate in their family life, the community, learning and employment.
The Plan is being implemented jointly by Skills Tasmania and LINC Tasmania (formerly the Community Knowledge Network).