Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication and ICDL Vietnam co-hosted dissemination workshop on recognition of ICT certification
A workshop on dissemination of ICT was co-organised by the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and ICDL Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City in late June. The workshop was chaired by Mr Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, Deputy Director of Information Technology Department, with participants from members and staff of other MIC consultative boards, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), as well as various educational institutions.
A new report by UNESCO has highlighted the ICDL programme as a significant example of a digital skills framework around the world. ‘A Global Framework of Reference on Digital Literacy Skills for Indicator 4.4.2’ was published with the aim of providing a basis for an indicator of the, “Percentage of youth/adults who have achieved at least a minimum level of proficiency in digital literacy skills”, under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Candidates in Malaysia can now enrol for ICDL certified training at three new Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) starting this month. Each of the three new ATCs are situated in different cities, bringing a total of nine centres in Malaysia to date.
The ceremony for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and presentation of an ICDL plaque took place between Nanning Vocational Technology College and ICDL Asia at the Development Center of Modern Vocational Education in Guangxi Province.
Following the success of the first edition of the ICDL Asia Digital Challenge competition in 2017, the latest edition of ICDL Asia’s search for the students with the best ICT skills in Asia has expanded to run in 11 countries or territories across the continent.
Nanjing Students Emerging as Forerunners for Digital Skills to Represent China for Grand Final Competition
New plans to improve the digital skills of students in China have been implemented in accordance with China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Under the guidance of Nanjing Education Association for International Exchange, Nanjing Department of Education, Nanjing Educational Technology Center and with support from Nanjing Commercial College, the ‘ICDL Digital Challenge 2018 – China National Competition’ was held successfully on 31 May 2018 in Nanjing, China.
As computational thinking and basic coding have become a trend and seemingly necessary basic skills for the new generation to have, ICDL Asia and Korea Productivity Centre (KPC) have successfully developed a Korean version of the ICDL Computing module for the students in the country’s universities and international schools.
A signing ceremony to mark the start of a new initiative to adopt ICDL for students at Nanjing Commercial College, in China, took place in March, attended by ICDL Asia General Manager, Tina Wu, and the college’s Chancellor, Yin Shufeng. The new agreement is in line with China’s policy to internationalise its universities and colleges by introducing internationally recognised qualifications.
ICDL Asia, ACCA and Kaplan Sign Agreement to Certify ICT Skills of Accounting and Finance Professionals
ICDL Asia, ACCA and Kaplan Learning Institute signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide a series of globally-accredited ICDL ICT certification programmes to fulfil the digital competencies of accounting and finance professionals.
海投网(Haitou), one of China’s most widely used and recognised online recruitment platforms for job-seekers, has officially listed the ICDL certification on their website, and acknowledged it as a professional certification in China. Job-seekers who are going to fill in their CVs online can now choose “ICDL Certificate” as one of the professional certifications they possess.