May 2013 – Byron Nicolaides, PEOPLECERT’s Chairman & CEO and a Board member of the ECDL Foundation, and Constantinos Kesentes, PEOPLECERT’s General Manager, attended the ECDL Foundation’s annual forum that was hosted in London last week.
The ECDL Foundation is the certifying authority of the leading international computer skills certification programme, ECDL / ICDL, which, since its establishment in 1996, has been chosen by over 13 million people in over 100 countries to certify their digital skills. PEOPLECERT is the appointed Licensee of ECDL Foundation for the delivery of the ECDL/ICDL portfolio in Brazil, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Albania and FYROM.
During the forum, the New ECDL was launched. The New ECDL is a major revision of the programme, developed to reflect technology changes and labour market requirements, with the introduction of new modules, including Online Collaboration and IT Security.
‘ECDL is a global certification recognised by ministries and government bodies across the world and, as such, a key prerequisite for employment positions within the public and private sector. The annual forum gives ECDL licensees from across the world the opportunity to get together, discuss industry trends at a global and national level and thus ensure that ECDL continues to meet not only shifting industry and employment requirements, but also the different needs, skills and opportunities people from different countries have. This year’s forum and the launch of the new ECDL is a testimony to that’, says Constantinos Kesentes.