• ICDL class at Sacred Heart

    Schools increase ICDL centres by 60% in six months

    There are now 48 ICDL delivery partners/Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) where New Zealanders build and certify their digital literacy, skills, and workplace digital competences. This is a 60% increase from 30 in June 2016, with more in the pipeline – especially schools. June Robinson, 20/20 Trust’s ICDL/KiwiSkills manager,  says “Jobseekers are a key focus, and schools are one of the best ways to reach them.” Read more at ICDL New Zealand

  • Graduations all over New Zealand

    At the end of every school year, special Computers in Homes graduations happen all round New Zealand. And as always, there are stories from graduates – and trainers! – of what their participation has meant to them, and how much they have gained from it. Our regional co-ordinators post these local stories and photos on Read more at Computers in Homes

  • CiH Graduates first Palmerston North users of Spark Jump

    Recent graduates from the 20/20 Trust’s Computers in Homes (CiH) programme are the first Palmerston North families to use Spark Jump, to unleash their potential through connectivity at home. Last week at the graduation ceremony at Te Aroha Noa, Spark Foundation announced the availability of Spark Jump in Palmerston North. Spark Jump is an initiative for social change so that more New Zealand children can use the internet at home to learn and go on to thrive in the modern digital economy. Selected families in Palmerston North will receive a modem and a subsidised wireless broadband connection and pay only $15 for 30GB with no fixed term contract. Read more

  • A mother with Computer Skills writes

    Recently, at the Porirua e-Learning Trust’s 70th Computers in Homes graduation, graduate Vailogoua Futi received a prize for the best ‘e-Learning Story’. In story and email Vailogoua Futi told how skills from Computers in Homes helped with schoolwork, staying in touch with family and her confidence: My Computer with Internet has now been connected and my Read more at Computers in Homes

  • Sacred Heart students study for their ICDL

    KiwiSkills 2016 Milestones

    Nearly two years ago the 20/20 Trust launched KiwiSkills for jobseekers with funding from the Lottery Grants Board. With KiwiSkills, jobseekers get free computer skills training leading to internationally – and NCEA – recognised ICDL certification. Our team and KiwiSkills delivery partners have worked hard, so we are very pleased to celebrate meeting the following Read more at Kiwiskills

  • First Spark Jump connection: 20/20 Trust's Sue West and Naseem Khan connect an Auckland family with a Te Kura correspondence scholl pupil.

    Spark Jump connects families with school-aged children

    The 20/20 Trust has become a Spark Jump partner, adding a pre-pay internet connection option to 20/20 programmes for families with school-aged children. Spark Jump has significant benefits for families who have difficulty budgeting for a contract internet connection, or face a long wait for an internet connection. Read more at Computers in Homes

  • "Intro to ICDL" course 2016 at Bamford School From left: Katerina Garner, Jennifer Fischer, Shelley Costello, Lorraine Costello, Linda Ingram

    Their digital journey continues with ICDL

    These wonderful five women completed the “Intro to ICDL” course last term at Bamford School in conjunction with the Computers in Homes programme. Trainer Ria Jeffcoat is now introducing them to ICDL online modules, as the next step in their digital journey. Ria is a true inspiration to the group, as she herself completed Computer Read more at Computers in Homes

  • Recorded highlights of InternetNZ’s NetHui Roadtrip 2016

    Recently strategic partner InternetNZ took their NetHui on the road for a day each in Nelson, Rotorua and South Auckland. Local community people made full use of the opportunity to collaboratively explore local and national perspectives on using the Internet, and to discuss relevant research, local projects, issues and opportunities. At all 3 venues, 2020 Trust people Read more

  • Stephen Carr, Executive Director 2020 Trust

    2020 Trust appoints Stephen Carr as Executive Director

    The Board of Trustees of 2020 Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Carr as Executive Director of the Trust. The Trust has also introduced management changes to respond to changing government expectations, improve organisational effectiveness, and contribute to strengthening the national development of digital skills. Read more

  • Connect Smart Week 2016 is 10 – 14 October, with events and activities run by Connect Smart and Partners from across the business, community and government sectors.

    IT Security Begins with You

    This week is NZ Connect Smart Week 2016, putting the spotlight on staying safe online.  We review common cyber-threats and link useful resources for staying safe online – including our ICDL IT Security module which thousands of people around the world have used to build and certify their knowledge and skills vital to avoiding dangers lurking online. Read more at ICDL New Zealand