Knowledge Market to add digital skills consultants to suite of services

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Grand Valley’s Knowledge Market has added digital skills consultants to their suite of services. 

The pilot program for the digital skills consultants will provide strategies and advice for students who would like to learn more about the devices and programs they have to use, or how to be more responsible technology users.

“So many students currently have to engage with their education through technology, whether they’re ready for it or not. We wanted to create a space where a student could discuss with another student how to be successful with technology,” said Melanie Rabine, digital student experience specialist for University Libraries.

The Knowledge Market also offers interdisciplinary consulting services for writing, research and presentation skills. Rabine noted that digital skills consulting functions as a companion to all other services, and helps to keep consulting sessions focused for students.

Admitting a lack of knowledge with technology can be an embarrassing experience for many, but the Knowledge Market’s side-by-side mentorship model creates a comfortable learning environment for students looking for support.

“The Knowledge Market is a space where all questions are welcome. The consultants are excited to learn themselves, and want to create a haven for students to get the assistance they’re seeking,” said Rabine.

Students can view service hours or schedule a virtual appointment by visiting the Knowledge Market’s website.