Welcome to the ICDL Foundation Newsletter. You can read all the articles in this month's edition on ecdl.org.

Computing Module Launched in Switzerland at Annual Information Day

ECDL Switzerland hosted its annual Information Day, enabling Swiss ECDL test centres to learn about new developments in ECDL programmes and giving them the chance to exchange recent experiences in delivering ECDL.

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15,000 Civil Servants and Tertiary Students to be ICDL Certified Under New ICDL Asia Agreement with Thailand TPQI

ICDL Asia and the Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8 September at a meeting in Bangkok. The agreement was signed during a visit to Thailand by ICDL Asia, and follows the official recognition of ICDL as the national ICT standard for workplaces in the country.

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ICDL Sponsors Technological University of Panama’s First 'Program Your Game' Competition

The first ‘Program Your Game’ contest was held by the Technological University of Panama on 13 September, to mark Programmers’ Day. ICDL Americas were invited to participate as sponsors.

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New ECDL Modules Launched at ECDL Romania Test Centre Event

ECDL Romania hosted more than 140 representatives of ECDL test centres during an event in the picturesque town of Brasov. Representatives of ECDL Romania, ATIC, the Romanian Ministry of Education, the Institute for Public Administration, and ECDL Foundation, addressed the participants.

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Young People Get Chance to Boost Digital Skills With ICDL in Vietnam

Young people leaving SOS Children’s Village in Vietnam will be able to take advantage of ICDL to boost their employability and productivity under a new project. Young people who are still studying, or who are looking for work after recently graduating from high school will have the opportunity to study for and take ICDL certification tests.

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ICDL Africa Highlights Fallacy of the Digital Native at Tanzania ICT Summit

ICDL Africa participated in Tanzania’s 3rd ICT Summit, which took place in early September in the capital, Dar es Salaam. Hosted by the Institute of Finance Management, the event was attended by local and international speakers from academia and industry.

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ICDL Adopted by Major Rwandan University

Rwanda’s University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB) has become an ICDL Accredited Test Centre, and has announced that it wants to make ICDL a compulsory course for all students.

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Royal Institute of Management Becomes Bhutan’s Newest ICDL Test Centre

Bhutan’s Royal Institute of Management (RIM) has become an ICDL Accredited Test Centre. RIM is the largest government training institution in the country, with state of the art facilities, making it ideal for conducting ICDL certification tests for government employees and workers from other sectors.

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IT Security Features in State of the EU Speech, Greater Role for ENISA

A new ‘Cybersecurity Act’ was announced by European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, during his annual State of the European Union speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, on 13 September. The proposal for legislation will define a new role and responsibilities for ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security, including on developing skills for cyber security.

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ECDL Foundation CEO Joins Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Governing Board

Damien O’Sullivan, CEO of ECDL Foundation, has been selected to serve on the Governing Board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The first meeting of the Board took place on 28 September, in Brussels.

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ECDL Foundation Annual General Meeting 2017

Members of ECDL Foundation met to attend the company’s Annual General Meeting on 21 September 2017, at the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport Hotel. The meeting was well attended, with almost all members being present in person or by proxy.

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ECDL Foundation Receives ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

ECDL Foundation has been accredited to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally.

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