Digital Skills Accelerator Program


Program Description:

The Digital Skills Accelerator is an intensive 3-month program designed to equip participants with essential digital skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in today's digital-centric world. This comprehensive program covers a wide range of topics, from foundational computer literacy to advanced data analysis and digital marketing strategies. Through a blend of interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, and practical projects, participants will develop the confidence and proficiency needed to excel in various personal, academic, and professional contexts.

Duration: 3 Months

Mode of delivery: Virtual

Who Should Attend?

Target Audience:

  • Students and Recent Graduates
  • Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
  • Freelancers and Consultants
  • Career Changers
  • Nonprofit Organizations and NGOs
  • Anyone Interested in Digital Literacy

Program Objectives:

  1. Equip Participants with Foundational Digital Skills
  2. Foster Proficiency in Essential Digital Tools
  3. Empower Data Literacy and Analysis Skills
  4. Cultivate Web Skills and Online Presence
  5. Enable Social Media Marketing Competence
  6. Introduce Digital Marketing Concepts and Strategies
  7. Develop Project Management and Collaboration Proficiency
  8. Enhance Data Entry and Management Skills
  9. Promote Digital Literacy and Online Safety
  10. Facilitate Remote Work and Virtual Collaboration Readiness
  11. Encourage Continuous Learning and Skill Development

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop a solid understanding of fundamental digital skills, including computer operation; file management, and internet navigation.
  2. Master essential applications within the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for document creation, data analysis, and presentations.
  3. Acquire the ability to analyze data and present insights effectively using tools such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and Tableau Public.
  4. Gain proficiency in website creation platforms like WordPress, Wix, and Weebly, enabling participants to build and manage basic websites.
  5. Develop skills in managing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for marketing purposes.
  6. Gain an understanding of digital marketing concepts and platforms, including Google Ads and Facebook Ads Manager, to create and manage digital advertising campaigns.
  7. Learn how to effectively manage projects and collaborate with teams using tools like Trello, Asana, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.
  8. Acquire skills in data entry and management using software tools like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
  9. Understand safe web browsing practices and basic online security measures to protect personal and professional information.
  10. Create a digital skills portfolio show casing proficiency in various digital tools and technologies, demonstrating readiness for digital roles and opportunities.
  11. Develop efficient email management skills using platforms such as Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, including email organization, communication, and etiquette.
  12. Acquire skills in remote work and virtual collaboration using platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet, enabling effective communication and teamwork in virtual environments.

Program Pre-requisites

The following are what the clients need to have in order to take the program:

  1. Basic Computer Literacy: Participants should have a basic understanding of how to operate a computer, including tasks such as using a keyboard and mouse, navigating through operating systems, and managing files and folders.
  2. Proficiency in English: Since the course materials and instructions will be delivered in English, participants should have a good command of the English language, including reading, writing, and comprehension skills.
  3. Access to a Computer and Internet: Participants must have access to a computer with internet connectivity to engage in online sessions, access course materials, and complete assignments.
  4. Motivation and Commitment: Participants should be motivated to learn and committed to attending all sessions, actively participating in discussions, completing assignments, and practicing skills outside of class.
  5. Openness to Learning: Participants should come with an open mind and be willing to learn new concepts, tools, and technologies related to digital skills, regardless of their prior experience.
  6. Basic Math Skills: A basic understanding of arithmetic and mathematical concepts is beneficial, particularly for topics related to data analysis and visualization.
  7. Access to Software Tools: Participants should be able to access and install necessary software tools required for the course, as outlined in the course materials.

Tools

The following are the software’s needed in order to efficiently offer the master program to clients:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Google Sheets, Tableau
  • WordPress, Wix, Weebly
  • Facebook, X, LinkedIn, Instagram
  • Google Ads
  • Trello, Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom
  • Canva

Module 1: Foundational Digital Literacy

This module offers participants essential skills and knowledge to navigate the digital landscape effectively. Covering fundamental concepts such as basic computer skills, internet navigation, email communication, digital security, and critical thinking, this module equips individuals with the foundational competencies needed to engage confidently and responsibly online. By emphasizing practical skills and best practices, participants will develop the ability to use digital tools securely, evaluate online information critically, and communicate effectively in the digital age. This module serves as a crucial first step in building participants' digital proficiency and readiness for further digital literacy training and applications.

Module 2: Advanced Digital Skills & Applications

This module focuses on equipping participants with advanced digital capabilities crucial for thriving in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. Covering topics beyond basic digital literacy, this module delves into areas such as data analytics and visualization, machine learning and artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and data privacy, digital transformation strategies, and emerging technologies like blockchain and IoT. By mastering these advanced skills, participants will be better prepared to drive innovation, improve operational efficiency, and address complex business challenges in an increasingly digital-centric world, thereby gaining a competitive advantage in the job market.

Module 3: Building Your Digital Portfolio & Career Advancement

This module delves into the indispensable role of digital platforms in modern career progression. Participants gain insight into crafting compelling digital portfolios, covering aspects such as content creation, platform utilization, and networking strategies. Emphasizing the significance of personal branding and professional networking, the module equips individuals with practical tools to leverage their digital presence for career advancement opportunities, whether through job searches, freelance engagements, or networking endeavors.

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Program Experience

Program Delivery

Delivered via video lectures.

Real-World Examples

Delivered through a combination of video and live online lectures.

Applications to Data Sets

Learn through individual assignments and feedback.

Debrief of Learnings

Delivered through a combination of recorded and live video lectures.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a certificate of completion from Indepth Research Institute.

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