The Digital Skillshift model supports people to learn skills for a ‘Digital Assistant’, a job role that fits many organisational needs. It can be summarised as follows:
(focus areas )
Communications / Customer Relations/
Project/ Business Development
The learning curriculum has a core of flexible learning activities that can be adapted and customised specifically for an employer for a number of more specific roles under the broader “Digital Assistant” role.
A Digital Assistant would routinely create a range of ‘products’ using a variety of software tools on a regular basis as part of their work. The curriculum will also introduce these products and tools to learners.
The tools have an associated set of skills, for example:
|Typical tools||Typical Key Skills||Example tools|
|Social media, Websites,
|Linguistic (Writing/ Editing content), Image Literacy, Presentation (on screen)||Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Image editing, Mailchimp, Web Analytics, Survey Monkey|
|Reports, Charts, Presentations,||Collaboration, Planning,
Resource Estimating, Problem Solving, Evaluating, Listening, Presenting
|Spreadsheets, Basecamp, File sharing, Powerpoint, Infographics|
The Digital Skillshift model supports people to learn skills for the specific job role as described above. The curriculum is still in development, but more information about the delivery approach and pedagogy will be posted here when it is ready.
Learning venues can sign up to use the curriculum after the pilot has completed. Please contact ALL DIGITAL (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details. A learning centre information pack is being developed, and will include information about engaging employers as well as more details about the learning materials and delivery approach.
Find out about the training opportunities in your country below:
Berlin, Germany – Stiftung Digitale Chancen (-> LINK TBC )
Stiftung Digitale Chancen was set up in 2002 as a continuation of a digital inclusion project of the University of Bremen and AOL Germany. Its main remit is to ensure digital opportunities for all.
Rome, Italy – Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti (LINK TBC)
Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti implements projects for children and educational courses for people who work in the field of education.
Paris, France – Simplon.co (LINK TBC)
Simplon.co is network of social digital factories in France and internationally. Simplon.co have trained more than 3000 trainees in the digital sector since 2013.