"A $168 million contribution over four years has been announced by Government for a plan designed to help workers get the right skills to cope in the modern workplace. The funding was announced by Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson and Employment Minister Ruth Dyson. `Better skilled workers are also more motivated and more effective workers. They have ongoing opportunities within the workplace to keep up to date with their technical workplace literacy, language and numeracy skills,´ said Hodgson. ..."