Sask Polytech students and companies will benefit from the e-commerce program
Saskatchewan Polytechnic students and alumni are helping small businesses grow their digital presence, made possible by the federal government’s digital adoption program.
The Saskatchewan arm of this program is a consortium of provincial organizations, including Sask Polytech, called Connected Saskatchewan.
Muthana Zouri, dean of the School of Business and School of Information and Communications Technology at Sask Polytech, says it’s a win-win solution for businesses and students.
Through this program, eligible businesses will receive micro-grants of up to $2,400 to help with the costs of adopting digital technologies, including software, technology infrastructure and cybersecurity, as well as the support and guidance from a network of e-commerce advisors, and students gain paid work opportunities, while receiving guidance from faculty.
The program will support 384 e-commerce advisor placements over three years.
The first group of cohorts started on May 2.
Connected Saskatchewan includes the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance (SEDA), Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Economic Development Regina and Digital Main Street.
Companies can click here for more information: https://connectedsask.ca/cdap-eng/