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.
Leading Chinese State-Owned-Enterprise Joins Force with ICDL Asia to Improve Digital Literacy in North China
ShougangFund, the investment platform of Beijing Shougang Group, has signed an agreement with ICDL Asia to offer the ICDL digital skills training and certification programme in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Province. The signing ceremony took place at the Irish Embassy in Beijing, witnessed by Mr Simon Anthony Coveney, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade of Ireland.
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.