After three years of working together with our partners in Italy, Greece, Finland, Bulgaria, Denmark and Manchester Metropolitan University, the DiTEM project is coming to an end this month. The DiTEM partners set out to develop an innovative training system to allow Micro-enterprises (MEs) to take up the challenge and opportunities of presented by the digital transformation of their enterprises. Recognising the competitive market in which enterprises operate and the need to equip businesses to embrace technology and e-leadership skills. Novel digital technologies (particularly Social, Cloud, Mobile and Big Data) are transforming the way companies operate across all markets, but most small businesses are being left behind. The DiTEM project set out to build upon previous digitalisation initiatives and to create a unique and practical delivery model.
The project started with a research study involving 224 small and micro enterprises from six European countries. The results of the research resulted in the design of the DiTEM learning platform and the DiTEM on-line course. The course has already been completed by nearly 200 individuals with more registering weekly. Here are just a few of the positive comments learners made about the DiTEM course.
Ilias Hatzis, from Greece said:
‘It was the first time that I participated in a course for digital technologies, but DiTEM really helped me to improve my skills in Social Media! New customers are coming!’
Teppo Ahremaa, from Finland commented:
“I will be able to do digital marketing better. I understand how the search engine optimisation works and how I should utilise the information in my web pages.”
Miroslav Lyudmilov, from Bulgaria added:
“I was impressed by the methodology of each training module set in the course and the way things are structured…it will be a great pleasure to share the DiTEM course and the opportunities that the
participants can acquire [from it].”
In addition to the learning and development opportunities, partners also set out influence the strategies and plans of stakeholders such as business support agencies and other stakeholders such as Learning Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The partners prepared a policy paper setting out ideas and recommendations for such stakeholders. The policy paper was launched at series on national conferences and events held by each of the partners. You can get your copy of the DiTEM Policy Paper here – Enabling European Microenterprises to Digitalise and Grow
Alongside the policy paper and the impact experienced by participating enterprises, partners also prepared a Celebration brochure DiTEM Celebration brochure – July 2019to showcase key impacts and results. To get you copy of the brochure, simply download your copy today. Exponential’s Managing Director, John Moore believes that the need for the DiTEM course is widespread.
“I know from the work we do with managers, coaches and consultants completing one of our Chartered Management Institute professional qualifications, businesses need to do more to develop the digital skills of managers and employees. The DiTEM course is an easy and practical way of increasing your knowledge and understanding of how digital technologies can boost business productivity and performance. The course will remain FREE for some time and Exponential Training will be making it available to all of our learners and customers – to find out more, just contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org“.
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