The event aimed at the concerned organizations and network of ICDL accredited partners in Kuwait on the new update of the ICDL programme, which specifies the skills and knowledge for attaining various levels of ICDL certification, will help candidates maximize latest technologies and keep abreast of emerging trends. The revised structure also offers greater flexibility in customizing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills learning.
Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL GCC Foundation, said: “We thank Kuwait University for hosting this event, and we reiterate our strategic partnership with the university and Al Khawarizmy centre which has been a main supportive element of our efforts since over ten years”
Ezzo added: “We understand that everyone uses technology for different purposes and that is why we developed the New ICDL Profile. The New ICDL Profile is an important step towards staying relevant in this dynamic world. It will enable ICDL accredited test centers to present a fresh and contemporary offering to both candidates and organisations. It also brings with it new opportunities to engage with new candidates as well as re-engage existing ones to facilitate their goal of lifelong learning.”
While maintaining its unified global standard, the New ICDL Profile offers four different levels of digital proficiency and certifications:
The New ICDL Profile is a notch higher than its predecessor in terms of flexibility, relevance, validity and diversity. The new content addition will ensure greater coverage of the digital skills and knowledge required now and in the near future. The revised structure allows candidates and organisations to develop digital literacy, competence, and expertise in a manner deemed appropriate by them.
The groundwork is currently being laid to facilitate a smooth and consistent transition to the New ICDL Profile. All elements including the New Registration mechanism, Tests, Courseware, practice tests and syllabi, has officially been released. The ICDL programme was first launched in Europe in 1997 and later launched in Arab States in 2001 by UNESCO as a 7-module programme and has undergone only relatively minor revision up until now.