ICDL Americas Forum 2022

A productive workforce with 21st century skills is critical to staying competitive today. Getting the most from your workforce means investing in both hard and soft skills. Digital skills are key to maximise the investment in IT resources and allow innovation in all areas, both in the private and public sectors.

ICDL, as the international digital skills standard, organised last March 24th a Forum to discuss trends, needs and plans to address the current digital skills gap in Latin America and the Caribbean, with experiences around the world.

Recorded sessions from the Digital skills for a competitive workforce forum, held on 24th March 2022

Workforce Sector Sessions

Romina Gonzalez
ICDL Americas, Regional Manager

Opening Address

Damien O’Sullivan
ICDL Foundation, CEO

ICT skills trends & ICDL Global update

Jennifer Britton
CARICOM, Digital Skills Taskforce Chair Deputy and Programme Manager

CARICOM and ICDL Cooperation Agreement and Launch of Digital Skills Survey in the Caribbean.

Dr. Barbara Reynolds, CARICOM, Digital Skills Task force Co. Chair

CARICOM Perspectives on upskilling for the future – Digital Skills Taskforce objectives and strategic plan to drive skills requirements

Mr. Ian John
CARICOM, Digital Skills Taskforce Private Sector Representative

CARICOM Perspectives on upskilling for the future – Digital Skills Taskforce objectives and strategic plan to drive skills requirements

Juan Pablo Pazos

SENA Digital Talent and Technology Management Sectorial Working Group (Colombia)

Partnerships to close the digital gap

Tina Wu
ICDL Asia, Regional Manager

ICT skills for workforce development in different sectors at a national level, Singapore experience

Frank Mockler,
Irish Computer Society (ICS), General Manager

ICT competences framework development, DigComp experience and examples of application in European countries in the Workforce sector.

Álvaro Aguilar Huerta
Chile Valora, Institutional Relations and Communications Area Manager

Strategy for the standardization of new IT job profiles for the National System of Job Skills Certification

Solange Umulisa
ICDL Africa, Regional Manager

Digital skills government funding to support Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria with the TetFund project

Romina Gonzalez
ICDL Americas, Regional Manager

Regional news & launch of new ICDL certification modules in Latin America and the Caribbean

Education sector sessions

Dr. Jose Antonio Vergara Camacho

Faculty of Accounting and Administrator Director / Follow-up of graduates and Job Bank Coordinator

Universidad Veracruzana (UV)

Impact of Digital Competences in University students and their value for employability

Marina Kriscautzky Laxague and Professor Angelélica Ma. Ramírez Bedolla

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Digital Skills for university students. Recommendations for the evaluation and training of first-time students

Agenda

Workforce sector sessions

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Panama time (UTC/GMT -5)

SpeakerPresentationTime
ICDL Americas
Regional Manager
Romina Gonzalez
Opening address9:00 / 9:05 am – 5 minutes
ICDL Foundation
CEO
Damien O´Sullivan
ICT skills trends & ICDL Global update 9:05 / 9:50 am – 45 minutes
CARICOM
Digital Skills Taskforce Chair Deputy Programme Manager – Information and Communication Technology for Development
Jennifer Britton
Launch of Regional Digital Skills Survey and ICDL Partnership9:50 / 10:00 am – 10 minutes
CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force
CARICOM Digital Skills Task Force Co – Chair Dr. Barbara Reynolds Digital Skills Taskforce Private Sector Representative Mr. Ian John
CARICOM Perspectives on Upskilling for the future – Digital Skills Taskforce objectives and strategic plan to drive skills requirements10:00 / 10:30 am – 30 minutes
SENA Digital Talent and Technology Management Sectorial Working Group
President
Juan Pablo Pazos
Partnerships to close the digital gap10:30 / 10:50 am – 20 minutes
ICDL Asia
General Manager
Tina Wu
ICT skills for workforce development in different sectors at a national level, Singapore experience10:50 / 11:00 am – 10 minutes
Irish Computer Society (ICS) General Manager
Frank Mockler
ICT competences framework development, DigComp experience and examples of application in European countries in the workforce sector11:00 / 11:30 am – 30 minutes
BREAK11:30 / 11:45 am – 15 minutes
Chile Valora
Institutional Relations and Communications Area Manager
Álvaro Aguilar Huerta
Strategy for the standardization of new IT job profiles for the National System of Job Skills Certification11:45 am/ 12:05 pm – 20 minutes
ICDL Africa
General Manager
Solange Umulisa
Digital skills government funding to support Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria with the TetFund project12:05 / 12:15 pm – 10 minutes
ICDL Americas
Regional Manager
Romina Gonzalez
Regional news & Launch of new ICDL certification modules in Latin America and the Caribbean12:15 / 12:30 pm -15 minutes
ICDL Accredited Test CentresICDL Accredited Test Centre implementation experiences12:30 / 12:45 pm – 15 minutes
ICDL Asia
China Education Develpment Foundation – Dell Technologies
Upskilling future workforce for the digital economy project video12:45 / 12:50 pm – 5 minutes
CDL Americas
Regional Consultant
Jenelle Ross-McIntyre
Closure12:50 / 1:00 pm – 10 minutes

Education sector sessions

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Panama time (UTC/GMT -5)

BREAK1:00 / 1:15 pm – 15 minutes
Universidad Veracruzana (UV)
Faculty of Accounting and Administrator Director / Follow-up of Graduates and Job Bank Coordinator
Dr. Jose Antonio Vergara Camacho
Impact of Digital Competences in university students and their value for employability1:15 / 1:30 pm – 15 minutes
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Innovation and Technological Development Director
Marina Kriscautzky Laxague
Digital Skills for university students. Recommendations for the evaluation and training of first-time students1:30 / 1:50 pm – 20 minutes
ICDL Americas Regional Partner – Mexico Selene MoralesClosure1:50 / 2:00 pm – 10 minutes

ICDL Americas Forum 2022

Our ICDL Forum – Digital Skills for a Competitive Workforce took place last March 24th.

The event was recorded, and all edited videos are available above. If you would like to cotinue the conversation please contact as at info@icdlamericas.org

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