Meeting needs of small businesses

by | Aug 20, 2007 | Articles

e-learn2work is a research project funded by the European Union. Focusing on small and micro businesses, the project aims to:

  • understand how employees currently acquire new skills
  • find out what kind of e-learning material might interest businesses
  • use this information to develop cost effective and suitable e-learning packages that will help small businesses improve their profitability and survival.

Based in Yorkshire, the first phase of their research looked at over 400 small businesses and their use of technology for business and learning.  The summary of their findings will be useful for all interested in engaging small businesses and addressing their skills needs.

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The second phase of the project involves active research with local small business champions. For further details go to www.elearn2work.org.


This article was originally created by the Work based e-learning project at e-skills UK and is reproduced with kind permission.

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