Nov 2017 – Mr Frank Mockler, ECDL Head of Programme Standards, attended the China Vocational Education Innovation & Development Conference in Sichuan, China and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Deyang Education Bureau. The conference not only highlighted the increased focus that the Chinese government is putting on vocational education, but also brought together representatives from other countries in the region.
The Balkan Regional ECDL Forum took place in Belgrade on 10 November, bringing together ECDL National Operators from the Balkan region, representatives of Serbian Accredited Test Centres, ECDL Foundation, and representatives of the governments of Montenegro and Serbia.
Computer Skills Foundation Taiwan (ICDL Team in Taiwan) held the IT Security Competition 2017 which was jointly organized with Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science. This competition is mainly for high schools and universities students who needs to develop and understand the IT Security concept.
ICDL Asia held its first ICDL Train-the-Trainers (TTT) program in China, Nanjing City on 22 – 24 November 2017 in Jin Ling Science & Technology Institute. The programs was well-received with participations from many schools/universities teachers who are dedicated to enhance the digital literacy standards for their students.
In line with the development plans for China, ICDL Asia accredited 5 new test centres in different cities of China to offer ICDL to the schools and chinese citizens.
ICDL Asia signs MOU with China Vocation Education Innovation Alliance (CVEA) to promote ICDL to schools in China
ICDL Foundation CEO, Mr Damien O’Sullivan signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Vocation Education Innovation Alliance (CVEA), to promote ICDL modules on the China education platforms and Train-The-Trainers programs.
ICDL India signs MoU with Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University (HVSU) to facilitate Digital Literacy in the State of Haryana
ICDL India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University, a State Government University (first Skill University in India), to facilitate & promote Skills, Entrepreneurship Development & Research in the emerging areas.
The latest edition of the Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide has been published by the European Commission. €2.7 billion is available to fund education, training, youth and sport projects, and the guide offers detailed information on how to apply.
Carnegie UK Trust Report Argues Young People Lack Digital Skills, Too Often Seen as ‘Digital Natives’
A new report from Carnegie UK Trust argues that many young people lack basic digital skills that are essential to succeed in our digital world. The ‘A Digital World for All?’ report considers the problem of digital exclusion, and the risky assumption that all young people are digitally literate. It goes on to make recommendations for measures to build the skills of young people and tackle the challenge.
A new factsheet on digital skills gaps in Europe has been published by the European Commission. The factsheet, which summarises existing data on the topic, highlights that, although 9 in 10 jobs in the future will demand digital skills, 44% of Europeans are still lacking even basic digital skills.