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.
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.