ICDL/ECDL – celebrating 20 years

Technology has changed the world in many ways over the last 20 years. We have seen technologies come and go, and the demand for digital skills evolve and change. ICDL training, from the ECDL Foundation in Europe, has developed and adapted over the last 20 years to help people obtain the digital skills they require to ... Read more

ICDL class at Sacred Heart

Schools increase ICDL centres by 60% in six months

There are now 48 ICDL delivery partners/Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) where New Zealanders build and certify their digital literacy, skills, and workplace digital competences. This is a 60% increase from 30 in June 2016, with more in the pipeline – especially schools. June Robinson, 20/20 Trust’s ICDL/KiwiSkills manager,  says “Jobseekers are a key focus, and schools are one of the best ways to reach them.” ... Read more

Connect Smart Week 2016 is 10 – 14 October, with events and activities run by Connect Smart and Partners from across the business, community and government sectors.

IT Security Begins with You

This week is NZ Connect Smart Week 2016, putting the spotlight on staying safe online.  We review common cyber-threats and link useful resources for staying safe online – including our ICDL IT Security module which thousands of people around the world have used to build and certify their knowledge and skills vital to avoiding dangers lurking online. ... Read more

New Digital Divide: Lifestyle skills versus workplace skills

ICDL Asia tackles the New Digital Divide

In the Grand Hall of Parliament today, Zenda Tan of ICDL Asia shared insights from recent international research and Singapore’s experience with digital skills for work. She described a New Digital Divide between Lifestyle digital skills and Workplace digital skills; and showed how training and certification cuts the cost to business of “digital ignorance”. ... Read more

New module - Digital Citizen Tablet Fundamentals

New training centres, new course

Our ICDL and KiwiSkills network of partners continues to expand. We welcome six new centres: Marist College, Auckland; Massey High School, Auckland; Strive, Auckland; Kelston Boys, Auckland; Rodney College, Wellsford; Sacred Heart, Lower Hutt.  Plus a new DigitalCitizen Tablet Fundamentals course module is being rolled out to our accredited centres. ... Read more

Ms Tina Wu, General Manager, ICDL Asia

What can we learn from Singapore?

Singapore digital champion visits NZ The 2020 Trust is hosting a visit later this month by one of our region’s digital champions. Singapore-based Ms Tina Wu heads the ICDL programme for the Asia Pacific region and she will be visiting New Zealand from 19 to 21 September. Ms Wu will be meeting with senior government ... Read more

ICDL helps Te Pa o Rakaihautu families gain skills and certificate

At Te Pa o Rakaihautu, in Christchurch, KiwiSkills ICDL is being incorporated alongside the traditional Computers in Homes programme. Participants with average knowledge are enabled to achieve a higher level of digital skills, plus an internationally recognised ICDL certificate. Two separate classes are running – an evening class and a morning class. Participants attend class ... Read more

“Jump at the chance!!”

Kelly Lowe, a former job-seeker in Tauranga tells of her experience of ICDL online training, and gaining NCEA and internationally recognised certification. ICDL training and certification is available free to job-seekers through Work and Income (see KiwiSkills for details of Jobseeker programme). “I attended the first of the Business Professional Programmes in 2012 run by Derek ... Read more