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Essential Digital Employability Skills Program

Essential Digital Employability Skills (EDES) are basic skills and functions all employees need to professionally communicate and collaborate with colleagues and clients in the ever-changing digital world. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) offers EDES through Purdue Online with online tutorials through platforms such as Google, Microsoft, and GCFGlobal to provide a Purdue digital badge.


Connect and Collaborate from Anywhere with Digital Tools

Improve digital communication skills using online tools such as Email, Google Docs, Google Hangouts.

Duration: 45 – 90 minutes
Other extensions available: Direct messaging, Chat


Communicate Effectively at Work

Learn effective professional communication skills such as:

  • Organize a team meeting to inform, make decisions, and commit to actions
  • Analyze feedback to realize patterns in the data or to identify problems and solutions
  • Clarify and set expectations with an employee by sharing feedback in a video conference
  • Develop a proposal to accomplish a business goal
  • Evaluate and select a digital tool to meet a specific communications purpose

Duration: 6 – 9 hours


Send Professional Emails

Understand how to write professional emails for specific workplace situations. Understand situations in the workplace that require carefully worded and constructed emails
Create draft emails for situations that might happen in the future, to have a professional email (almost) ready to send when needed.

Duration: 45 – 90 minutes


Manage a Project with Digital Tools

Learn fundamental project management tasks and digital tools to support effective project management.

  • Create and share a document to communicate project details to stakeholders.
  • Create and share a spreadsheet to track and organize tasks, schedules, and resources.
  • Create a spreadsheet using formulas and functions to categorize and track expenses.
  • Create a slide presentation to give a progress report on a project.

Duration: 4 – 9 hours


Certificate Requirement

Complete the online assessment upon completion of all courses.

Duration: 30 – 45 minutes

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