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WHY ICDL CERTIFICATION?
Certification provides objective verification of employees’ skills, which enables your organization to assess and plan workforce training and ensure that staff skills meet Internationally-recognized standards.
• 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
• Acts as motivation for employees to complete the training
BENEFITS OF DIGITALLY LITERATE EMPLOYEES
Skilled employees work more effectively with the support of technology, thus achieving specific goals more efficiently and in a shorter time. They can produce professional quality documents and presentations without support from other staff, carry out complex calculations, manage emails effectively, understand associated risks and keep the organization’s IT systems secure.
Through reducing administrative burdens, improving external and internal communications and eliminating the lack of skills that can lead to wasted money and time, digitally literate staff can help your organization perform at its best.
Skilled employees enable organizations to use technology more effectively, leading to increases in productivity and competitiveness and ensuring that operational objectives are achieved more efficiently. ICDL certification programs are used to increase the value of human capital and achieve productivity gains through developing competent employees. They have been widely adopted by all levels and sizes of organizations – within education systems, governments (Public Administrations and Ministries), and commercial organizations (Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to large multinationals).
An Italian study on the ‘Cost of Ignorance’ found that ECDL / certification gives a total return on investment of €2,261 per person annually as well as 47% competence increase from pre-training levels.
ECDL FOUNDATION IN THE WORKPLACE
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ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE CERTIFIED STAFF
Over 60 governments and ministries of education around the world have adopted ICDL certification programs for their employees and / or citizens. International organizations including the UN, UNDP, UNESCO and USAID support the implementation of ECDL Foundation’s certification programs in developing markets. Multinational companies such as DHL, L’Oreal, Volkswagen and Toyota are just a small selection of the many commercial organizations that have provided ECDL / for their staff.
For more information see www.icdl.ca or contact ICDL Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Text extracted and localized 2010-06-23 from the ECDL Foundation’s current brochure.)