Alumni Services Programme Manager - Gisborne

Nicola joins Springboard Trust with 35 years’ experience in adult education including 15 years in workplace education and training and 13 years in operating her own English Language School.

She was Associate Director of the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults at the University of Waikato from 2010 to 2018. Her areas of expertise include reading competency; workplace practices, professional development and organisational change management. Her practice is informed by her work in adult literacy, language and numeracy programme development and implementation in New Zealand; grassroots education for girls and women in Mumbai, India; international education development at Columbia University, New York; and her background as a school owner of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in New Zealand. Nicola has a Master’s in Philosophy (Workplace Literacy and Numeracy).

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