Minister for Skills and Training, Brendan O’Connor, and Marion Scrymgour, Member for Lingiari, visited The Foundation’s Tennant Creek Campaign to meet with staff and students on Friday October 28th.
Thank you to the Tennant and District Times for the write up of the visit, available via the link below:
“Foundation skills such as basic literacy, digital literacy and numeracy, are those fundamental abilities required to participate in our economy and in our society, and Literacy for Life Foundation is doing important work to deliver these skills,” Minister O’Connor said.
“The Albanese Government has announced we will support the design and delivery of a study to gauge the literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills of Australia’s adult population, so everyone can have an opportunity to participate in training and work.”
Ms Scrymgour said she understands how important skills in literacy and numeracy are to closing the gap and that is why this initiative is so crucial to First Nations people in ensuring that they can participate in the workforce.
“People in the regions face unique challenges and barriers to education, but everyone should have the opportunity to learn foundational skills wherever you live,” she said.
“Studies like the one being supported by the Albanese Labor Government show that the Territory does better under a Labor Government and that regions like Tennant Creek are not forgotten about.”