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1 ICT Skills and Society Piotr Mrozinski - Regional Development Manager CEE Belgrade, October 2009

2 Agenda Importance of ICT Skills ECDL and ECDL Foundation –ECDL in Public Administration –ECDL in Business Organisations Way forward

3 Importance of ICT Skills Literacy Digital Literacy

4 Importance of ICT Skills Without skills you can NOT access E-shopping E-banking Online government services News, information, and entertainment

5 Importance of ICT Skills Efficiency and Productivity Mobility and Adaptability Quality and Consistency

6 Importance of ICT Skills Information transfer Citizens Customers System (Infrastructure) Public Servants Employees

7 Agenda Importance of ICT Skills ECDL and ECDL Foundation –ECDL in Public Administration –ECDL in Business Organisations Way forward

8 ECDL and ECDL Foundation ECDL Foundation - not for profit global governing body of the world’s leading computer skills certification programme

9 ECDL and ECDL Foundation ECDL/ ICDL programme - International Reach 41 Languages 34 Million Tests 24,000 Test Centres 148 Countries Over 9 Million Candidates

10 ECDL and ECDL Foundation ECDL / ICDL is a test of practical skills and competencies and consists of seven separate modules covering computer theory and practice Module 1 - Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Module 2 - Using the Computer and Managing Files Module 3 - Word Processing Module 4 – Spreadsheets Module 5 - Using Databases Module 6 – Presentation Module 7 - Web Browsing and Communication

11 ECDL and Public Recognition “ECDL is in fact a European standard, and now is used all over the world” - President Barroso, March 2009

12 ECDL and Public Recognition

13 What is the real cost to Public Administration? In money values: €1,439 per user annually €791m in public administration sector lost annually

14 ECDL and Public Recognition 24 % increase in the test scores after ECDL course (and reduction of unproductive time linked to incompetence) Equal to 0.8 bln € annually Source: Cost of Ignorance Study (AICA, IT STAR 2009)

15 ECDL for Students ECDL and Education ECDL for Teachers Improved digital literacy skills increases teacher productivity "ICDL has helped me to update my teaching skills" “Students who are regular computer users perform better in key school subjects.” OECD report 2006. OECD report 2006

16 Why ECDL Certification? Defines the set of skills that employees need to be effective Provides a means to assess workforce skills and build a training plan Proves employees have the skills to carry out their work competently Offers a clear measure of the return on investment in training ECDL and Organisations

17 Agenda Importance of ICT Skills ECDL and ECDL Foundation –ECDL in Public Administration –ECDL in Business Organisations Way forward

18 Way forward: Digital Literate Society is necessity for growth and development Proof of competence should be required Investment in training must be evaluated Recognised standards key to success Way forward

19 Thank you Piotr Mrozinski - Regional Development Manager CEE piotr.mrozinski@ecdl.org


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