Policy makers need to change their mind-set in tackling skills mismatches according to a new report by Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Among other findings, the report highlights that approximately 85% of jobs in the EU require, at least basic, digital skills.
A new report from the European Internet Forum (EIF) has been published, looking at the future of transatlantic digital transformation. The report considers the views of EIF members in both Europe and the United States, making recommendations on five priority areas, including the future of work.
Feb 2018 – 海投网(Haitou), one of China’s widely used and recognised online recruitment platform for jobseekers, has officially listed ICDL Certification on the website, and acknowledged it as a professional certification in China. Jobseeekers who are going to fill up their CVs online can now choose “ICDL Certificate” as one of the professional certifications they possess.
¿Cómo mides las habilidades digitales? ¿Cómo se puede asegurar si un candidato tiene las habilidades y competencias que necesitará para un puesto de trabajo?
How do you measure digital skills? How do you work out whether a candidate for a job has the skills and competences that they will need to do the work?
A large scale ICDL accreditation campaign has begun in Somaliland, in partnership between Specto and the Ministry of Higher Education. The campaign began with two workshops on IT security and project planning, delivered by Specto at Hargeisa University.
On 8th February 2018, Bal Swavlamban Trust, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Hella, celebrated the first anniversary of their Digital Empowerment Centre. A ceremony was held to distribute ICDL certificates to the passing candidates. The initiative aims to help young people in Dhankot, where Hella has a manufacturing plant, to develop digital skills and become employable in some capacity.
European Commission Seeks Input on Plans for Better Mutual Recognition of Qualifications and Diplomas
The European Commission is seeking input on a new proposal to make it easier for people to move freely for research or study through mutual recognition of higher and upper-secondary education, as well as study periods abroad.
A national digital inclusion strategy has been launched in France by the Secretary of State for Digital, Mounir Mahjoubi. The strategy, which will see €1 billion spent over 7 years, will aim to help approximately 13 million people in France who lack the skills to go online.
Teachers, administrative staff and students will be trained in computer and internet skills under a new agreement signed between ICDL Arabia and the Egyptian Ministry of Education that aims to improve the education system in Egypt.