Djordje Dukic, the President of the Central Office for Business Communications and Marketing, on behalf of the European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry (EEIG) endorsed ECDL / ICDL in the statement quoted in the following:
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC CHAMBER OF TRADE, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
European Economic Interest Grouping
Brussels, on 1st Dec 2010
The European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry is an internationally operating non-governmental organisation registered at the Commercial Court in Brussels in the form of a "European Economic Interest Grouping" in accordance with the Council of the European Communities Regulation.
European business executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and corporations wishing to promote and contribute to EU harmonization established the European Economic Chamber (EEIG). EEIG has the aims and objectives to support sustainable development and economic growth in the context of national priorities.
EEIG believes that developed and emerging countries are faced with the critical challenge that is the development of a competent workforce for sustained and balanced economic growth. Human resource development, through well planned education and training initiatives can contribute significantly to the growth and ensure the demand for a skilled workforce.
EEIG advocates that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) forms the link between basic education and the job market, and Governments should ensure that the curriculum introduced under the TVET umbrella mirrors the requirements of the current and future business environment. This should enhance the importance of skills within the space of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
EEIG recommends the inclusion of the ECDL / ICDL certification programme within the TVET framework and encourages Governments and businesses to actively support ICT skills development through internationally recognised, validated and respected certification programmes.
Signed on behalf of European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry
President of the Central Office for Business Communications and Marketing
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