ECDL Foundation’s new Computing module was launched in Malta today, at an event hosted by ECDL Malta. The new module will help candidates build and certify skills in areas like computational thinking, problem solving, algorithms and coding. It is aimed at the education sector, particularly secondary school students, and their teachers.
ICDL is expanding in Mexico thanks to a long-standing partnership between ICDL Americas and the National Distance Education System (SINED) in the country, which is seeing new SINED ‘Nodes’ being added to Mexico’s network of ICDL Accredited Test Centres.
ICDL Colombia has developed a new ICT for Educational Management Programme in partnership with the National School of Instructors of the National Service of Learning (SENA). The programme is an initiative for the development and international certification of digital competences targeting SENA Academic Coordinators.
50 public workers at the Ministry of Labor in Colombia are being trained and certified for teleworking under the most globally recognised digital competency standard, ICDL.
The 3rd International Teleworking Fair, organised by the Colombian Ministry of ICT and Ministry of Labour, with support from the Ministry of Justice, the Administrative Department of Public Service and Bogota City Council, took place on 30 and 31 August in Bogota. The event brought together companies, workers, entrepreneurs, government representatives, national and international experts, and members of the general public.
ICDL Americas continued its work promoting digital skills and inclusion at a major international conference this month. Staff from ICDL Americas participated in the 22nd International Virtual Educa event, which was organised by the Government of Puerto Rico and the General Secretariat of Virtual Educa, between 20 and 24 June. ICDL Americas also raised the issue of digital inclusion and skills development in a presentation at the 8th Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean for Integration (AUALCPI) Seminar on integration, innovation and sustainable development, which took place within the Higher Education Innovation and Internationalization Forum.
Eight projects were recognised as exceptional examples of the implementation of ECDL Foundation’s programmes at the annual Best Practice Awards, held during the ECDL Foundation Forum in Budapest, Hungary.
Agreement Signed Between ICDL Americas and the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean for Integration
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 10 March between the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean for Integration (AUALCPI) and ICDL Americas in Bogota. The agreement will see digital skills further promoted and developed in Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen skills for higher education and the workplace.
ICDL Americas is working with the Faculty of Computing Science, Electronics and Communication at the University of Panama on the first international digital skills ICDL certification process in the country.