Are you passionate about making a difference?
If you are a leader with the influence, time and passion to contribute to building adult literacy and numeracy skills in Tasmania, please apply to join the 26TEN Coalition.
26TEN is Tasmania’s campaign for adult literacy and numeracy and brings together individuals, business, community and all levels of government to work together to make a difference.
Coalition members are vital to building this collaborative effort through volunteering their expertise to lead and inspire action in their nominated industry sector and community.
Examples of sectors that are not currently represented on the Coalition but might benefit include the legal, finance, tourism, hospitality, media, retail, community and not-for-profit sectors.
26TEN Coalition members also works to bring about change in attitudes towards adult literacy, increase the capacity for people to improve their skills and promote clear communication using plain English.
Expressions of Interest are open now until 27th February 2023.
Members are appointed by the Minister for Education, Children and Youth. They volunteer their expertise to lead and inspire the action needed to build skills in their industry sectors and communities.
Tasmanian leaders from sectors that will benefit from raising awareness and lifting adult literacy are encouraged to apply. We are interested in hearing from those in the legal, finance, tourism, hospitality, media, retail, community and not-for-profit sectors.
The Coalition provides advice to the Department for Education, Children and Young People and the Minister for Education, Children and Youth on adult literacy issues.
What is 26TEN?
26TEN stands for the 26 letters in the alphabet and the ten digits we need for counting – the tools for life. 26TEN aims for all adult Tasmanians to have the literacy and numeracy skills they need to participate in family life, our communities, in learning and at work.
26TEN brings together business, community, government, training organisations and individuals across Tasmania. By working together, we can raise adult literacy and numeracy skills in our State.
26TEN Coalition Membership
Membership will start from March 2023, initially for two years to 2025.
We are currently interested in the following sectors: legal, finance, tourism, hospitality, media, retail, community and not-for-profit sectors.
Read more and listen to interviews with current members here.
How do I apply?
There are three steps.
1) Read the information for applicants
2) Fill in the 26TEN Coalition Application form
- your title, name and contact information
- a statement explaining your interest
- the sector or industry you would represent such as the legal, community, media, hospitality, construction or other
- the name of your employer or business (if any)
- contact information for two referees who can comment on your skills and experience
- your acknowledgement of how this information will be used.
5 pm Monday, 27 February 2023.
Speak to Trish Scholwin, Manager 26TEN Strategy on 0436 337 668 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.