Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

1 August 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Investing in adult literacy and numeracy

A new report on the Socio-Economic Impact of Tasmania’s Investment in Adult Literacy and Numeracy has found that building literacy and numeracy skills in adults across the state not only benefits those adults, but also their families, our communities and workplaces.

The study which was carried out by the Institute of Project Management also concluded that the socio-economic value created by the 26TEN Tasmania Strategy in 2018-19 was at least $27.2 million, based on the Tasmanian Government’s $5.3 million investment.

This means that every $1 the Tasmanian Government invested into the strategy saw a $5.20 return, providing a significant social, economic and cultural benefit to the state.

26TEN helps businesses, community groups, educators and individuals work together so that all Tasmanians have the skills they need for work and life.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to continuing to improve adult literacy across the state, we want every Tasmanian adult to have the skills and confidence in literacy and numeracy to successfully participate in all aspects of their life.

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