PEOPLECERT (www.peoplecert.org), announced today that ECDL certification received government endorsement in Turkey through an agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Informatics Association of Turkey, PEOPLECERT’s licensor for ECDL in the country.
According to the agreement, which will run for an initial 3 years with a year by year extension, ECDL Core is recognized as having equal weight with the State Computer Operator Certificate, which means that candidates who apply for a position within the public sector can now use their ECDL Core certificate as a valid prerequisite.
In addition, the 970 Adult Training Centers run by the Ministry of Education across the country can now apply to become official ECDL test centers at no cost and offer ECDL exams throughout the year.
‘This is a major recognition for ECDL and comes to add to its endorsement by a number of government bodies across the world. By recognizing ECDL as certification of equal weight to the official government one, ECDL becomes a formally recognized standard for individuals who wish to develop their IT skills and differentiate themselves in a highly competitive employment market’, said Byron Nicolaides, PEOPLECERT’s Chairman & CEO.
‘In addition, this agreement reveals a strong commitment by the Turkish government to the widespread development of digital skills and the need for an adaptation of a globally recognized certification for the overall education system’, he added.