Building digital literacy and inclusion in New Zealand

Free computer training for the unemployed and underemployed; KiwiSkills Jobseeker programme from the 20/20 Trust provides access to digital skills enhancing job opportunities.
The 20/20 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.        Read more >
  • NetHui 2017 & Internet Research Forum 2017

    Save the date! InternetNZ’s 2017 NetHui is on Thursday 9th to Friday 10th November at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, returning to a 2-day national event format. It will be preceded by the 2017 Internet Research Forum on Wednesday 8th November, also in the Aotea Centre. Read more

  • 20/20 seeks Auckland Programme Support Coordinator

    The Auckland Programme Support Coordinator, will be responsible for programme support for all 20/20 Trust programmes in Auckland. A component of this position is to coordinate a designated number of programmes in consultation with the Auckland Area Manager. Read more

  • New 20/20 logo (white on dark blue)

    20/20 seeks Business Services Manager

    Business Services Manager (full time, Wellington) Background The 20/20 Communications Trust (20/20) is a registered charity that for twenty years has focused on supporting the opportunity for all New Zealanders to participate in the digital world. Our Mission is to provide leadership and work with communities to deliver programmes that contribute to New Zealanders’ digital Read more

  • Nine new venues coming soon to your region…

    2017 is promising to be an exciting year as digital knowledge, devices and connection will be even more accessible to New Zealand communities. Nine new libraries are planning to become delivery partners with 20/20 Trust and host our Stepping UP programme. All their staff are highly aware of the need to help their library users; people from all walks and stages of life come to them daily needing digital literacy help. Read more at Stepping Up

  • Technology turned frustration into calm, concentration, skills

    CASE STUDY: Every now and again we hear a story about unusual outcomes from Computers in Homes. This is one of them that is well worth sharing. Nita told us how Computers in Homes helped her son Taj develop his areas of interest, improved his behaviour, gave Nita and Taj new and useful skills, and even improved Read more at Computers in Homes

  • 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