Businesses urged to enter Skills Highway Awards

If your business is investing in its people by offering workplace literacy training, it’s time to enter the EEO Trust’s Skills Highway Award. The annual award celebrates workplaces that can show how they have helped improve their employees’ reading, maths and communication skills, leading to improved business outcomes. Past winners include Auckland company Cardinal Logistics, national infrastructure company Downer EDI Works, and Greymouth’s Liddell Contracting.
The Skills Highway Award, sponsored by the Department of Labour, is one of five categories in the EEO Trust’s annual Work and Life Awards. Entries close on Thursday 17 May at 12 noon. The awards are open to New Zealand businesses of any size from private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Winners will be announced on Thursday, 30 August.
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