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.
ICDL Asia attended the annual ‘What the Hack’ Cyber Security Summit 2017 to highlight the importance of IT security skills for computer users at large. More than 500 participants attended the Summit, which took place on 26 May, in Pasay City, Manila, in the Philippines.
ICDL Asia is partnering with Malaysian authorities in revamping the country’s National Competency Standard (NCS) for ICT Users. Malaysian citizens will be able to use the updated NCS, which will be equivalent to ICDL, to keep their skills current with trends in workplace technology use, and meet international standards of digital competence. ICDL will be made available through 1,200 National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) institutes across the country, which will be accredited by ICDL Asia.
ICDL modules can now be claimed under the Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), after Rightway Elite Sdn Bhd, an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, received approval to offer 10 modules under the fund.
ICDL Asia held a Train the Trainers session for the new ICDL Digital Marketing module at the Kaplan@Devan Nair Institute in Singapore. The event allowed participants from Accredited Test Centres to learn about the new module, covering the syllabus in an interesting and informative way. Following the event, the first pilot class for Digital Marketing will take place in May.
Rightway Elite, a test centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, received its Accredited Test Centre Certificate from ICDL Asia in a ceremony in March, attended by the Irish Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, and Irish Ambassador to Malaysia, Eamon Hickey.
ECDL Foundation launched its newest module, ICT in Education, at an event in Kigali today. The module is aimed at teachers, and will equip them with the skills they need to effectively use technology in the classroom. The launch took place during ICDL Africa’s Annual Test Centre Forum in the Rwandan capital.
ICDL Digital Challenge is the first ever ICDL computer and digital competition in Asia, open to tertiary and university students between 18 and 25 years old. The challenge hopes to identify and recognise the top students with the best ICT skills. The winner will have the chance to win prizes including a Student Exchange Programme with ICDL in one of 5 selected countries.
ICDL Sri Lanka hosted Safer Internet Day 2017 in Sri Lanka, with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ on Tuesday, 7 February. This event was organised in partnership with the National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka CERT│CC, the Computer Crimes Investigation unit of the CID and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The event was attended by Dr Ajith Madurapperuma, Chairperson of Sri Lanka CERT│CC.
Korea Productivity Center and ICDL Foundation have signed an agreement to develop, promote and implement the ICDL Computing module in Korea, and to facilitate cooperation between Korean universities and international schools.