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The Challenge

Rushcliffe Borough Council wanted to run a series of Digital Workshops for the local Residents and Businesses in Rushcliffe (Nottingham) to increase their Digital skills

The Solution

As part of my collaboration with Rushcliffe Borough Council, I implemented a series of digital workshops designed to empower local businesses and community members.

These workshops covered essential topics such as website development, app creation, and digital marketing strategies.

By providing hands-on training and expert guidance, participants gained valuable skills to enhance their digital presence and drive growth.

My goal was to foster a thriving digital ecosystem within the borough, ensuring that every participant left equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to succeed in today’s digital landscape.

Workshops included:

  • Canva for Businesses
  • App Development for Residents
  • Cybersecurity for Businesses
  • Cybersecurity for Residents
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • How To Take Control and Update Your Own Website
  • App Development for Businesses
  • ChatGPT & Ai for Residents

 

Jason running a Canva Digital Workshop at Rushcliffe Council
Jason running a ChatGPT Digital Workshop at Rushcliffe Council

The Results

The digital workshops for Rushcliffe Borough Council yielded impressive results.

Local businesses and community members who participated reported a significant improvement in their digital capabilities.  Many attendees successfully updated their websites and started creating their own mobile apps, while others enhanced their existing digital platforms.

Feedback from participants highlighted increased confidence in digital marketing strategies, leading to improved online engagement and business growth. The workshops also fostered a sense of community and collaboration, with participants continuing to support each other beyond the training sessions.

Overall, the initiative not only achieved its objectives but also set a strong foundation for ongoing digital innovation within the borough.

Ben Ryder from Rushcliffe Borough Council

Ben Ryder
Economic Growth Project Officer at Rushcliffe Borough Council

Jason has delivered a range of great digital skills workshops for over the past couple of months to businesses and residents of our area.
 
He has been a pleasure to work with – really helpful and responsive, and we have had brilliant feedback from our learners. He has clearly engaged everyone he’s worked with and we will be booking further workshops with him. We’d 100% recommend Nesbitt Web!
Why Local Councils and Businesses Should Run Digital Workshops

Digital workshops have emerged as a crucial tool for local councils and businesses to bridge the digital divide and empower their communities. By investing in digital education, they can create a more inclusive, connected, and prosperous society. As the digital world continues to evolve, the importance of such initiatives will only grow, making digital workshops an essential component of any community development strategy.

Here are several compelling reasons why running digital workshops is essential.

Empowerment Through Education

Digital workshops provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and succeed in the digital landscape. These workshops cover a wide range of topics, from basic computer literacy to advanced digital marketing strategies. By offering these learning opportunities, local councils and businesses can empower individuals to enhance their personal and professional lives.

Boosting Local Economy

By equipping local businesses with digital skills, digital workshops can significantly boost the local economy. Businesses that are proficient in digital marketing, e-commerce, and online customer engagement can reach a broader audience and increase their revenue. This, in turn, leads to economic growth and job creation within the community.

Fostering Innovation:

Digital workshops encourage creativity and innovation. Participants are often introduced to new tools and technologies that can streamline their operations and open up new avenues for growth. For instance, learning about app development or website creation can inspire entrepreneurs to launch new digital ventures, further contributing to the community’s innovation ecosystem

Enhancing Digital Inclusion

Not everyone has equal access to digital education and resources. Digital workshops help bridge this gap by providing inclusive learning opportunities for all, regardless of age, background, or prior knowledge. This inclusivity ensures that everyone has the chance to benefit from the digital economy, reducing social and economic inequalities.

Strengthening Community Bonds

Running digital workshops fosters a sense of community. These events bring together individuals and businesses with a common goal of learning and growth. The collaborative environment of workshops encourages networking, knowledge sharing, and the formation of supportive networks that can continue to thrive beyond the workshop sessions.

Keeping Up with Trends

The digital landscape is constantly evolving. Regular digital workshops ensure that participants stay updated with the latest trends and technologies. This continuous learning process is vital for businesses to remain competitive and for individuals to keep their skills relevant in a rapidly changing job market.

Practical, Hands-On Learning

Digital workshops offer practical, hands-on learning experiences. Unlike theoretical courses, workshops provide real-world applications and immediate feedback, which enhances the learning process. Participants can work on actual projects, solve real problems, and apply their new skills in a controlled, supportive environment.

Cost-Effective Training

For local councils and businesses, digital workshops are a cost-effective way to provide high-quality training. These workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of the community, ensuring that the training is relevant and impactful. Additionally, the collaborative nature of workshops often allows for resource sharing, reducing overall costs

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