As well as helping clients solve their business challenges, we are delighted our digital learning solutions also have a positive effect for Scotland as a whole, helping to create a more successful country. eCom identifies with the Scottish Government’s five strategic objectives and here are some examples of the ways we’re helping Scotland flourish.
5 Strategic Objectives
Wealthier and Fairer
Enable businesses and people to increase their wealth and more people to share fairly in that wealth.
Expand opportunities for Scots to succeed from nurture through to life-long learning ensuring higher and more widely shared achievements.
Help people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.
Safer and Stronger
Help local communities to flourish, becoming stronger, safer place to live, offering improved opportunities and a better quality of life.
Improve Scotland's natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it.
Our digital learning solutions help our clients’ to be successful, which has a positive impact for their organisations’, for eCom and for Scotland.
Each new contract we win, enables us to remain profitable and contribute to a sustainable Scottish economy. We are able to create skilled jobs at our offices in Scotland, recruit and retain the right team members in those roles and make sure they are fairly rewarded for the work they do - we’re committed to paying at least the living wage in all cases.
Our team like to see others in the community benefit too and some of them support good causes of their choosing. To help them do so, we’re pleased to offer flexible working arrangements.
Not only does the company gain financially from the work that we do, our team, their families, our clients, the local area, the wider community and the economy also benefit.
Our eLearning helps clients develop a capable workforce and we can also assist with digital accreditation, so learners can evidence their achievements. The digital badges apply to their current role and they can continue to add badges throughout their career, even if they change roles or organisations.
We’re also contributing to life-long learning in other ways. We’ve recently become one of the official sponsors for Spartans SWPL team. This strong link with the local community is with an organisation whose values mirror our own. Spartans strive to promote an environment in which players, coaches, and volunteers are given the opportunity to participate and excel in their respective areas.
We have a wealth of experience developing eLearning that has a positive impact on both the physical and mental health of those in Scotland. Here are some of the projects in this category:
- NHS Scotland – We’ve worked on various projects for NHS Scotland including driving quality improvement for front-line, admin and management staff. We also created personalised eLearning to provide district nurses with the relevant knowledge and skills for their continuing professional development (CPD).
- RNIB – Our award-winning eLearning for RNIB helps them extend the reach of their training while still ensuring the highest level of accessibility for people with sight loss.
- SAMH - The eLearning we created for SAMH, helps them introduce leisure staff and volunteers to mental health awareness and CBA. Understanding the fundamentals enables learners to get maximum benefit from subsequent face-to-face workshops.
- Penumbra – There was a need to increase awareness of mental health challenges and make information easily accessible. We were delighted when Penumbra chose eCom to help them with this.
We’re delighted to be working with Scottish Waterways Trust (SWT), a charity who help disadvantaged young people gain the skills and confidence to find work.
eCom developed a bespoke learning platform and mobile app for SWT, to facilitate learning wherever the skills development activities are taking place. This also encourages the young people to get active as well as improving their health and mental wellbeing.
As well as this, we’ve developed a VR solution for Scottish Waterways Trust that replicates vocational assessments. If a candidate misses an assessment, they can then use the VR prototype instead. With fewer candidates missing assessments, there will be a positive effect on the course completion rate so more young people will benefit from a brighter future.
Another great connection we have with the local community is through our sponsorship of Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club and our support provides much needed funds for the team. They are amazing young people who can achieve whatever they put their mind to, be that in sport or working life.
Our work often provides the opportunity to respect and enhance the natural and built environment in Scotland.
In support of the natural environment, the eLearning we created for Netregs, a partnership between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), helps educate Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on how they can reduce their environmental impact and comply with environmental regulations. This engaging eLearning covers Duty of Care for Waste, Generating Renewable Energy, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Sinks, Drains and Sewers and Pollution Prevention.
In the built environment, our work with canal college®, the flagship project of with Scottish Waterways Trust (SWT), sees students improving the built, cultural and natural heritage of the waterway. This includes landscaping, tree and vegetation management, stonework, conservation, canalside archaeology, trail creation and environment skills.
This 14-week programme for volunteers between 16 and 30, gives them the opportunity to gain qualifications and certificates to enhance their prospects e.g., the SVQ Level 2 Certificate in Cultural Heritage in Scotland.