Industry group forms agency to push SFIA

September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p7
Trade Publication
Industry organizations and employers have teamed up to create the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) Foundation. The agency will encourage employers to use SFIA, which provides an IT career-development model. The agency will oversee the future development of SFIA by providing the framework to employers free of charge. It will also license SFIA to organizations wishing to base their products on the model. The Foundation is made up of SFIA users, including the MoD and Norwich Union. And representatives from the BCS, e-Skills UK, the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Institute for the Management of Information Systems will head the agency.


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