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Europe Education Case Studies

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With over 14 million candidate registrations, and 20 years of the programmes, there are many examples of how ECDL has helped people and organisations to build and certify their digital skills.

Colombia: Vocational Skills to Boost Training at SENA

Colombia: Vocational Skills to Boost Training at SENA

5 million people took free classes in 2014, at training centres run by SENA, the National Training Service of Colombia. The organisation plays a key role in helping Colombian workers to develop socially and technically.

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UK: Coventry University Add+vantage

For many students, graduation means stepping into the labour market and finding a job that can make the most of the knowledge they have gained over the past few years of their degree. But as many studies have shown, too often, people don’t have the skills that are essential in today’s workforce.

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Germany: ECDL Endorsed by BIBB

As a vocational certification, ECDL is ideal for employers looking to improve the digital skills of their employees. BIBB, the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, and a centre of excellence for vocational research, adopted ECDL for staff training.

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Austria: Vocational Education and Training for Teachers

Digital media is firmly part of the modern classroom. Computers, tablets and smartphones are now just as much a part of everyday learning as they are in students’ lives outside school. Teachers in Vocational Education and Training (VET) need to develop the digital and media skills to keep up, or they will be overtaken by their students in the digital world.

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Romania: ECDL in Romania recognised as Promising Practice in TVET by UNESCO

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, identified ECDL in Romania as a promising practice in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

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Italy: Falcone Institute

Students’, staff and the wider community’s ICT skills benefit from ECDL: Falcone Education Institute. Against the backdrop of the successful national agreement between the Italian Ministry of Education and the Italian Computer Society (AICA), the ‘Gallarate Higher Institute’ (L’Istituto Superiore G. Falcone Gallarate) became an ECDL Accredited Test Centre in 2002.

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Poland: Teachers’ Professional Training

This project, ‘Teachers’ Professional Training in Information Technology Use’, ran from April 2008 – June 2012 and had two specific aims: to improve teachers’ ICT skills through the ECDL programme so that they can better incorporate technology into their teaching practices, and to improve their career prospects within the labour market.

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Switzerland: City of Winterhur Teachers

The project was initiated by the Department SCHU::COM - ‘Schule und Computer’ (School and Computer) of the City of Winterthur. This Department recognises that the competence levels of teachers in the use of computers and communication technology is a key component of successful integration of ICT into the classroom.

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