APPLICATIONS for 13 regional literacy co-ordinators closed yesterday. Announced earlier this month by Education and Skills Minister Lin Thorp, the scheme aims to extend an existing network of eight literacy co-ordinators to regional areas where there is little or no adult literacy help. The successful applicants will be appointed to positions at New Norfolk, Bridgewater (2), George Town, Glenorchy, Hobart, Launceston (2), Scottsdale, Smithton, Sorell, St Helens and Queenstown.
“This will help adults from all walks of life improve their literacy skills and open up more opportunities for them,” Ms Thorp said. “Coordinators will work with a team of volunteers to help people access support and programs to build adult literacy skills in communities and workplaces.”