Bhutan’s Royal Institute of Management (RIM) has become an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. RIM is the largest government training institution in the country, with state of the art facilities, making it ideal for conducting ICDL certification tests for government employees and workers from other sectors.
Young people leaving SOS Children’s Village in Vietnam will be able to take advantage of ICDL to boost their employability and productivity under a new project. Young people who are still studying, or who are looking for work after recently graduating from high school will have the opportunity to study for and take ICDL certification tests.
15,000 Civil Servants and Tertiary Students to be ICDL Certified Under New ICDL Asia Agreement with Thailand TPQI
ICDL Asia and the Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8 September at a meeting in Bangkok. The agreement was signed during a visit to Thailand by ICDL Asia, and follows the official recognition of ICDL as the national ICT standard for workplaces in the country.
ICDL Asia held its Annual Accredited Test Centre Forum in Singapore in July. At the event, Tina Wu, General Manager of ICDL Asia, delivered a welcome speech and presented the ICDL Asia Development Plans for 2017 and 2018.
ICDL India, in a recent country-wide accreditation campaign has accredited top colleges and universities across the country to run a range of ICDL programmes. The main states where ICDL is available now are Delhi-NCR, Bangalore (Karnataka), Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). The majority of institutions running the ICDL programmes offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, especially in engineering and management studies.
Two new ICDL Accredited Test Centres in China received their certificates from ICDL Foundation CEO, Damien O’Sullivan, at an event during ICDL Digital Literacy Day in Singapore recently.
ICDL Asia launched the ICDL Digital Challenge 2017 early this year in a search for the top student with the best ICT skills in Asia. The competition received an overwhelming response with the participation of 3,694 students from 108 schools and from 7 countries and territories including Bhutan, India, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
ICDL Asia’s ‘Digital Literacy Day 2017’ took place at the Singapore Management University (SMU) in late July, with more than 120 corporate executives and higher education representatives in attendance. The event aimed to create greater awareness of the need to adopt relevant digital and ICT skills in higher education to prepare student for the future workforce.
The perception and reality of digital skills in Singapore have been revealed in a new study by ICDL Asia, in cooperation with eight higher education institutes in the country. 373 students were asked to rate their digital competencies in basic ICT tasks, including using spreadsheets and word processing software, working with files and managing data, and working online.
ICDL Asia was invited to judge the Business Competition 2017, a student competition open to accounting and finance students, organised by four major academic institutions in China. The competition aims to assess the presentation skills of participating students.