Building digital literacy and inclusion in New Zealand

New Zealanders fully participating in our digital world.
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.
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  • 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

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    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

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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