Building digital literacy and inclusion in New Zealand

New Zealanders fully participating in our digital world.
The 2020 Trust provides digital literacy leadership, working with local communities to deliver digital inclusion programmes that build New Zealanders’ computer and online skills: Computers in Homes, KiwiSkills Jobseeker, Stepping UP, and ICDL.
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    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

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    Civic Award for Chair of e-Porirua

    The 2020 Trust congratulates Graham Kelly, Chair of the Porirua e-Learning Trust, on his Civic Award. Graham was the original driving force behind establishing the highly successful Porirua City Community IT Educational (e-Learning) Trust and has held the position of Chair for the last 15 years. Read more

  • Modules completed have grown from 950 in 2013 to 2,197 in 2015 and over 2,300 in 7 months of 2016.

    Strong demand for Stepping UP

    The last year has shown a strong increase in demand for Stepping UP’s short digital literacy modules, and a high level of satisfaction with them. Our MoU with Public Libraries NZ has seen a very positive response from libraries through New Zealand; some libraries are now developing and  sharing their own modules. Read more at Stepping Up

  • One of the new Transpower-supported digital community hubs on the East Coast.

    Partners and teamwork, 2015-16

    One of the most exciting and rewarding things over the last few years has been our sponsorship relationships with Transpower and during the last year, with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Transpower donations have helped InZone, Te Puea, KidsCan and community hubs. We welcome the opportunity to work with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWOA) in the same way, and were also delighted when our old friends from CA (Computer Associates) offered a sponsorship grant to support the CiH programme. Read more at Computers in Homes

  • New Digital Divide: Lifestyle skills versus workplace skills

    ICDL Asia tackles the New Digital Divide

    In the Grand Hall of Parliament today, Zenda Tan of ICDL Asia shared insights from recent international research and Singapore’s experience with digital skills for work. She described a New Digital Divide between Lifestyle digital skills and Workplace digital skills; and showed how training and certification cuts the cost to business of “digital ignorance”. Read more at ICDL New Zealand

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    Targets exceeded – CiH Annual report 2016

    The 2016 Computers in Homes Annual Report has been published and is available for download from our Outcomes page. Programme Chair Laurence Zwimpfer is pleased to report that, as in previous years, we have again exceeded our funded target of 1500 families as well as 117 new refugee families, totaling 1,617. We achieved 1,750 graduates for the financial year, 7.5% over target. Read more at Computers in Homes

  • New module - Digital Citizen Tablet Fundamentals

    New training centres, new course

    Our ICDL and KiwiSkills network of partners continues to expand. We welcome six new centres: Marist College, Auckland; Massey High School, Auckland; Strive, Auckland; Kelston Boys, Auckland; Rodney College, Wellsford; Sacred Heart, Lower Hutt.  Plus a new DigitalCitizen Tablet Fundamentals course module is being rolled out to our accredited centres. Read more at ICDL New Zealand

  • Di Daniels supports Computers in Homes in The Warehouse, Paraparaumu

    Keep those discs rolling in at The Warehouse…

    Voting discs are piling up for Computers in Homes in The Warehouse stores across New Zealand! Please shop and vote for Computers in Homes at The Warehouse in: Kaitaia Botany Downs, Botany-Howick Auckland Airport Manukau Pukekohe Whanganui Palmerston North Paraparaumu Petone Lower Hutt Blenheim Motueka Nelson The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes is in The Warehouse’s Read more at Computers in Homes

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    NetHui 2016 Roadtrip: Nelson, South Auckland, Rotorua

    This year to widen community access NetHui takes to the road, with one day NetHui in Nelson, South Auckland and Rotorua. NetHui provides a unique opportunity for attendees from diverse professions and communities to discuss and debate digital issues that are critical for the future of the Internet in New Zealand. We are delighted to again be a Read more