TITLE

BCS jubilant as ECDL students hit one million

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
IT Training;Jun2004, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that more than a million people have registered as candidates for the British Computer Society's (BCS) European Computer Driving License (ECDL), qualification in the six years since it was launched. The BCS launched the ECDL to improve information technology (IT) literacy across Great Britain. It believes its success is due to a desire to learn more about IT, and because the qualification allows employers to quantify IT skills. Pete Bayley, the qualification director at the BCS, said that this news signifies the public's awareness of the increased importance of IT competency.
ACCESSION #
14576584

 

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