Computer Driving Licence to the Rescue!

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Helsinki, 1 September, 2005 — Computer Driving Licence to the Rescue!

There is hardly an occupation now-a-days that would not require at least minimum ICT competence. With this in mind concerted efforts to enable computer education on a wide scale started in Finland already over a decade ago.

The development of the Computer Driving Licence was a large-scale joint venture between public, private, and third sector bodies such as the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Education, National Board of Education, educational institutions and teachers, labour unions, employers’ organisations, ICT experts, and representatives from the business sector with the Finnish Information Society Development Centre TIEKE serving as the coordinator of ongoing development work and continued maintenance of the examination.

The result was the realization of the Computer Driving Licence, a vendor-neutral exam which, by now, has developed into a computer driving licence family offering exams on several levels of competence from a beginner to a more advanced, all the way to mastering ICT and, as the latest addition, a wireless exam for users and organizations that want to exploit wireless communications better in their operations.

Worker in the Information Society

Presently under development is yet another computer driving licence exam, this time aimed specifically at buttressing the needs of the worker in Information Society. While the previously developed exams concentrate on acquiring computer skills from the computer’s functional point of view, the new exam will focus on integrating ICT into work processes. Thus, the viewpoint in the exam expands from an individual to teams and projects. In practice this means collecting the information and communications related demands placed on the worker under one exam in which information, its gathering, processing, management, and distribution play the center stage.

The aim of the new exam is to be versatile in that it fits for both spontaneous self-study as well as for companies’ personnel training. The exam’s pilot phase will take place in the beginning of 2007. The exam will become the newest member of TIEKE’s Computer Driving Licence family.

Additional information:

Ms. Merja Sjöblom
+358 9 4763 0497
merja.sjoblom@tieke.fi
www.tieke.fi/in_english/computer_driving_licence/


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More information
merja.sjoblom@tieke.fi
http://www.tieke.fi/computer_driving_licence/