MaxQ Workplace Programs

MaxQ runs government funded workplace programmes to empower staff to become their best self. More than half of the New Zealand population struggle with literacy or numeracy, and our holistic programme tackles these complex issues in a practical way…

Education can change lives – and one-on-one Tutor support makes a huge difference. Each student receives 40 hours training, spread weekly over 10-20 week period (depending on work commitments)..

MaxQ Intensive Literacy,
Numeracy & Health Program

Learning outcomes

  • Information and tools to make informed decisions
  • Improvement in reading, writing and maths
  • Improved communication
  • Comprehension of workplace policies, procedures and compliance requirements
  • Completing incident reports
  • Improved communication
  • Introduction to computing (and exploration of Microsoft packages)
  • Budgeting
  • Targeted goals to improve Health & Wellbeing
  • Problem solving strategies

This program is fun, informative and students say it’s life changing. Our success lies in one-on-one support, non judgemental conversations and information to equip staff with knowledge and skills to succeed.. 

Why is training important?

It is not difficult to see why high absenteeism might affect workplaces, when NZ statistics (below) show a snapshot of where our community issues lie:

  • 43 percent of the New Zealand adult population have low literacy skills (TEC, 2012);
  • 51 percent adults have low numeracy skills (TEC, 2012);
  • 1 in 4 adults struggle with mental health (;
  • 1 in 5 adult drinkers have a potentially hazardous drinking pattern (HPA, Rehm et al., 2009);
  • 1 in 3 adults (over the age of 15 years) are obese (NZ Health survey 2018/9);
  • 1.9 percent increase in the rate of suicide (NZ Herald, 26 Aug 2019);
  • Up to 14 percent of New Zealand children are exposed to material hardship (, 2018;

Our training is rich with resources and tools to support learners on their journey to wellbeing.

Inspirational stories when education meets passion:

TEDTALKS: July 2009 by William Kamkwamba
When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.

TEDTALKS: December 2017 by Michael Mieni
Michael Mieni is the first-ever Indigenous IT honours student at the University of Technology Sydney, and he wants to make sure he isn’t the last:
By using Aboriginal traditions to bridge the digital divide in Indigenous communities, he says, we can reveal untapped brilliance.

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