Workplace Digital Essential Skills in Rural Small Businesses [final research report and highlights]


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Author: Leckie, Norm; Rodier, Julie; Gyarmati, David


Workplace Digital Essential Skills in Rural Small Businesses is a national pilot project that was administered by the Restigouche Canada Business Development Corporation (CBDC) from January 2012 to March 2016. The original concept was to develop a flexible training model that would increase access to basic workplace digital skills training in small rural businesses that would be suitable for low literacy workers. Many employees with low literacy in small and medium-sized organizations in rural areas are known to lack digital skills and have little access to basic digital skills training...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Technology; Industry; Literacy; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Demographics; Research; Evaluation; Outcomes; Employment

Keywords: Pilot project; Workplace learning; Program evaluation; Small business; Technological literacy; Computer literacy; Training; Rural; Job satisfaction; Human capital; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, 2016

Physical description: ii, iii, 138 p. (report) + 6 p. (highlights)

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 125.444

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