Tianjin, China — October 24, 2023 — In an exciting development for digital education, Wellington College International Tianjin has taken the pioneering step to become the city’s first Accredited Test Centre (ATC) of ICDL. This partnership enables the school to offer ICDL program to its Senior School pupils, benefiting over 40 students who are set to participate in the ICDL Digital Student program in the initial phase of implementation.
ICDL, the globally recognised digital skills certification, has made significant strides in promoting digital literacy and competency development, and this collaboration is set to further these goals in the city of Tianjin, China. Throughout the academic year, each participating student will complete a comprehensive set of three ICDL modules, equipping them with essential digital skills.
Gregor Markovic, the Director of Educational Technology at Wellington College International Tianjin, expressed his enthusiasm for the program, stating, “We are pleased to introduce the ICDL program to our Senior School pupils, alongside other digital courses at each phase of our school. As part of our school’s vision and the Wellington College China motto ‘Be You. Be More,’ we aspire to prepare our pupils for success in an ever-changing world requiring increasingly high levels of digital literacy.”
Notably, Wellington College International Tianjin holds the distinction of being the first international Microsoft Showcase School in China. This recognition highlights the institution’s innovative use of 21st-century digital tools in education, further highlighting the significance of this collaboration with ICDL.
Mr. Lan Xiaoyu, General Manager of ICDL China, emphasised the significance of this partnership, stating, “This is an exciting collaboration for ICDL China. ICDL, which originated in Ireland, is the digital skills standard highly sought after in the UK and Europe. It has been widely adopted to enhance students’ digital literacy, equipping them with the skills required to thrive in the digital economy. The partnership with Wellington Tianjin is a strong testament to ICDL mission to promote digital skills and ICT competency development globally. ”
This innovative collaboration between Wellington College International Tianjin and ICDL China marks a significant leap towards empowering students with essential digital skills, setting the stage for future success in our increasingly digitalised world.
Wellington College International Tianjin, as a part of the Wellington College China (WCC) network, was inaugurated in August 2011. The school offers a curriculum based on the English National Curriculum for students aged 2–18 and boasts an exceptional team of teachers with extensive professional qualifications and both local and international teaching experience. The school’s graduates have a track record of securing admissions to top universities around the world, including prestigious institutions such as the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College, University College London, King’s College London, The University of Edinburgh, and The University of Manchester.
To learn more about Wellington College International Tianjin, please visit https://tianjin.wellingtoncollege.cn/.
ICDL – The Digital Skills Standard