Bhutan’s Royal Institute of Management (RIM) has become an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. RIM is the largest government training institution in the country, with state of the art facilities, making it ideal for conducting ICDL certification tests for government employees and workers from other sectors.
In collaboration with the Bhutan Media and Communications Institute, RIM will work on training and certifying the digital skills of partners from local and regional authorities, the national government, international development organisations, and public and private employers from all sectors. The aim is to enable people in Bhutan to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ICDL standard.
Karma Nidup, Assistant Professor and Head of the RIM Department of ICT, said, “ICDL will serve as an access point for Bhutanese people to achieve international certifications in ICT skills at affordable cost, in-country, with the long-term aim of ensuring standard digital skills in the Bhutanese workplace.”
Pushpa Chhetri, Director of BMCI, said, “Today, the ability to use a computer effectively is becoming an essential life skill. ICDL tests would provide a very important database of the present level of skills in the country.”