Testimonials and Case Studies in Economic / Workforce Development
On a micro-level, digital literacy skills enable individual employees to use technology more effectively, and increase their overall productivity. On a macro-level, increased levels of digital skills within a population can increase the efficiency and productivity of the economy as a whole, and can act as a driver for economic growth. Here are a selection of ECDL Foundation and national operator initiatives in the field of workforce development:
ICDL for Staff at the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU)
ICDL started at MEIRU in 2003, they chose ICDL directly to improve the computer skills of staff working at the organisation.
Successful Initial Implementation of ECDL Advanced in Poland
After it had been identified that there was a strong demand for a higher-level ICT certification in many universities, and also for agrowing number of individuals who wished to develop their digital competence to an advanced level, ECDL Poland began to deliver the ECDL Advanced programme in Poland.
EqualSkills Joint Pilot Project: Delivering Introductory ICT Skills - Singapore
The EqualSkills joint pilot project 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 Raises Employee ICT Skills: Luzerner Kantonalbank – Switzerland
Luzerner Kantonalbank is upskilling their employees through the ECDL programme to significantly improve efficiency in the workplace.
The National Police of Colombia Certify Their Digital Skills to the International Standard: e-Citizen
ICDL e-Citizen programme improves the digital skills for 100,000 Colombian police officers.
ECDL Project Provides ICT Skills for Civil Servants - Romania
This project’s main goal was to develop the ICT skills of 12,000 civil servants using the ECDL certification programme.
Upskilling the Workforce in Singapore
In July 2009, Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) incorporated ICDL certification within its Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience (SPUR).
Improving Competitiveness and Motivating Staff in the Retail Sector - SPAR, Austria
ECDL was introduced as part of its ‘apprenticeship offensive’ (a drive to attract apprentices to the growing number of supermarkets).
ICDL was used in ensuring a uniform level of ICT literacy amongst its 1,300 employees in Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola, Zambia, and Mauritius.
Ministry of Communications and information Technology - Egypt
In 2006, ECDL Foundation, UNESCO Cairo Office and the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), launched a programme to certify 1,000,000 Egyptians in ICDL over a five-year period.
Trumbull Business College - USA
The college began delivering ICDL certification in 2007 when its Director decided that the computer skills aspect of the colleges programmes needed to be more in line with requirements.
Public Administration Reform in Romania
ECDL certification was incorporated as part of a Romanian government initiative to increase efficiency within the public sector.
Croatian Misdemeanour Courts
The Croatian judiciary recently implemented a programme of ECDL certification for the staff of the Misdemeanour Courts.
European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry Recommends ECDL
EEIG recommends the inclusion of the ECDL / ICDL certification programme.
Emirates Airlines has introduced a programme of ICDL certification for its 10,000 cabin staff.
The Government of Sri Lanka introduce basic digital literacy skills to state employees as well as its citizens.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport (South Africa) Adopts ICDL to Improve Efficiency
The Department implemented ICDL in 2008, as a way of using technology to improve efficiency in the work place.
Ireland’s Vocational Education and Training Authority (FÁS)
Since 1997, FÁS has been offering the ECDL programme throughout its network of training centres.