State Library of Queensland is partnering with the libraries operated by the Bundaberg Regional Council to conduct one of two pilot programs across Queensland to evaluate the loan of 4G enabled tablets (Apple iPads) and 4G wireless hot spot devices to members of the public. The project, Everyone Online, focuses on increasing both internet access and digital skills improvement for small business owners that do not employ technology as part of their day to day operations, but are interested in adopting digital solutions for their businesses.
Everyone Online combines the lending of these devices with training opportunities to enhance learning, skills development and economic participation.
As part of the program the Bundaberg Regional Library will loan 4G enabled tablets and 4G wireless hotspot devices to selected small businesses for a period of 4 months. In conjunction with access to a tablet, participating businesses will also receive training and mentoring from the Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre to enhance digital learning and skills development.
Small businesses located within the Bundaberg Region are eligible. Program participants must be a member of the Bundaberg Regional Library. Businesses wishing to participate must complete an application, which is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/everyoneonline or in hard copy at the Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre and Bundaberg Libraries. Completed paper applications must be returned to the Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre. Short-listed applicants will be contacted for a follow up interview and consultation.
Click here to complete the Everyone Online application. A copy of the application can also be downloaded here. Written applications should be submitted to the Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre.
First round participants for the Everyone Online program will be selected in December 2015 and will participate for 4 months.
For further information on the Everyone Online program for small businesses, please contact the Bundaberg Enterprise Centre on 4153 2333 or via email at [email protected].