UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, identified ECDL in Romania as a promising practice in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
With digital skills becoming ever more important in the workplace, shortages of workers with adequate skills are a pressing problem in many countries around the world. ECDL, as an internationally recognised certification that is used in over 100 countries around the world, provides an answer to these problems by setting the standard for digital competences.
ECDL Provides Core Workplace Vocational Skills for Thousands of Romanians
In Romania, UNESCO has recognised ECDL as being a promising practice in TVET. ECDL Romania, the ECDL National Operator in the country, has a wide network of Accredited Test Centres, and has implemented ECDL through a number of major projects and initiatives since 2002.
By focussing on several priority areas, ECDL Romania has been able to help build the digital skills of disadvantaged groups, preparing people for the workplace. A key part of this was the ‘Training Without Boundaries’ project, which provided people with motor disabilities the opportunity to gain ICT skills and competences that could help them to access employment and could improve their social inclusion.
Another project involved 12,000 civil servants in local and national government in Romania. Over 1,000 public authorities took part in the scheme, which helped the candidates to improve their vital workplace digital skills and build the motivation and self-confidence of the civil servants involved.
Central to the projects that ECDL Romania has implemented is the status of ECDL as an internationally recognised vocational certification. With a focus on the skills and competences that are essential in the workplace and in day-to-day life, ECDL has been able to raise skill levels for hundreds of thousands of Romanians, not to mention the almost 15 million people around the world who have registered for ECDL or ICDL to date.
Please find more information on the UNESCO website.