EqualSkills Joint Pilot Project: Delivering Introductory ICT Skills - Singapore
As targeted in the project, 1,500 trainees were selected, and completed the EqualSkills programme successfully. In general, feedback from candidates revealed that they are now more self-confident, as they are better equipped to proceed to full ICDL certification, having been given the opportunity to do ‘hands-on’ practice during the lessons.The curriculum and the structure of the EqualSkills programme have been well received by both trainers and learners, as they have aided learning and the acquisition of skills.
There is also a greater sense of accomplishment amongst candidates of having developed their ICT competence through practical performance.
In conclusion, the EqualSkills programme has helped trainees who have little or no computer skills gain competence in computer usage, which they can put to use in their daily lives. ECDL Singapore is considering collaborating on another joint project to further study the significant impact that completing the EqualSkills programme has on the pass rate for ICDL modules.