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December 2006 - ECDL Foundation's Announcement

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ECDL Foundation's Announcement 

The ECDL Foundation ICDL Asia Pacific (ICDLAP) and Activ Training Limited (Activ) have signed a landmark agreement in relation to the provision of certification testing to ICDLAP, now a wholly owned subsidiary of ECDL Foundation.

Under this new agreement, Activ will provide the new improved version of its highly acclaimed online Automated Test System across the Asia Pacific region and will work very closely with Singapore-based ICDLAP to establish ICDL as the premier basic computer skills qualification in this rapidly developing part of the world.

Activ will also provide its ECDL Foundation approved e-Citizen Test System through ICDLAP, in order to develop and support the emerging market in Asia Pacific for this entry level certification programme. The Activ system is already being used to deliver e-Citizen testing to 100,000 people in Sri Lanka, funded by the national government.

Activ will provide multi-lingual versions of its Test System, together with high level technical and administrative support, as ICDLAP continues to build a network of Licensees and ICDL Approved Test Centres throughout the region.

Activ Training is a privately owned international company headquartered in the UK and is a leading publisher of Automated Test Systems and e-learning courseware used across the world.

Phil Jones, the Managing Director of Activ said, “for many years we have been committed to providing leading edge testing and training solutions worldwide and this agreement with ECDL Foundation and ICDLAP for the Asia Pacific region endorses both the longstanding and close relationship between the organisations and Activ’s business strategy to focus on and invest in digital literacy skills for the masses.”

Damien O’Sullivan, the CEO of ECDL Foundation commented, “there are millions of people in the Asia Pacific region who can benefit greatly from acquiring the ICDL certification. Through our Singapore-based subsidiary, ICDL Asia Pacific, we have chosen to work with Activ Training because they have a proven product suite, excellent support capability and a commitment to the same mission as ECDL Foundation, which is to improve peoples’ lives through acquisition of Digital Literacy skills”.