ICDL Vietnam Expands Strategic Partnership in New Agreement with Vietnam National Economics University
An agreement to work on building students’ digital skills was signed between ICDL Vietnam and the Vietnam National Economics University (NEU) on 5 February. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Professor Dr Tran Tho Dat, Principal of NEU, and Ms Dao Mai Anh, the CEO of ICDL Vietnam, in the presence of Ms Cáit Moran, the Irish Ambassador to Vietnam.
The first anniversary of Bal Swavlamban Trust’s Digital Empowerment Centre in Dhankot, India, was celebrated on 8 February. A ceremony marked the event, with ICDL certificates awarded to successful candidates. The initiative by Bal Swavlamban Trust, a corporate social responsibility initiative of Hella, aims to help young people in Dhankot, where Hella has a manufacturing plant, to develop digital skills and become more employable.
AGB Education Centre, an Accredited Test Centre (ATC) in Singapore, in partnership with KidZania, held the first ever New Age Career Exploration Experience event recently.
Wuxi International School (WIS), a government owned international school in Wuxi, China, has been successfully accredited as an ICDL Test Centre. WIS, which provides an international education environment for children of foreign nationals living and working in China and is directly under the leadership of the Wuxi Education Bureau, has adopted ICDL to provide its students with the international assessment tools and testing platform, as well as equipping and developing the teachers with essential ICT skills.
SOS Children’s Village Philippines has successfully been accredited as an ICDL Test Centre. SOS Children’s Village is a private, non-political, non-denominational organisation that provides long-term family-based care to children in need.
Workshop on 'ICT Skills in the Era of Industry 4.0' Held in India to Reinforce the Need for Digital Skills
A one-day workshop on ‘ICT Skills in the Era of Industry 4.0’ was hosted for students of Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) in India recently. The workshop was organised in collaboration with ICDL India, MRIIRS’s Faculty of Computer Applications, and the institution’s Innovation and Incubation Centre (MRIIC).
Since 2011, Monfort Boys Town, an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, together with Fraser & Naeve Holdings Bhd (F&NHB), has been providing ICDL programs annually to more than 400 underprivileged youth in Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Frank Mockler, ECDL Foundation Head of Programme Standards, attended the China Vocational Education Innovation & Development Conference in Sichuan, China in November, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Deyang Education Bureau. The conference, which highlighted the increased focus that the Chinese government is putting on vocational education, brought together representatives from other countries in the region.
ICDL Asia has accredited five new test centres across China to offer ICDL to schools and individuals. The new centres are located in Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Foshan.
ICDL Asia held its first ICDL Train-the-Trainers (TTT) program in China, Nanjing City from 22 to 24 November 2017 at the Jin Ling Science & Technology Institute. The programs were well-received, with participants from many schools and universities, including teachers who are dedicated to enhancing the digital literacy standards of their students.