29 May 2018 – MOU signing and ICDL Plaque presentation ceremony took place between Nanning Vocational Technology College and ICDL Asia at The Development Center of Modern Vocational Education in Guangxi Province. Consul of Consulate General of Ireland & Director of Enterprise Ireland in China - Mr. David Byrne, ICDL Foundation CEO – Mr. Damien O’Sullivan, Vice Principal of Nanning Vocational Technology College – Mr. Zhou Wang & Mr. Hu Weidong and other stakeholders attended and witnessed the ceremony. The ceremony witnessed the collaboration and fostered the commitments between education sector in Guangxi and ICDL to raise the digital skills standards among students in the province.
Nanjing Students Emerging as Forerunners for Digital Skills to Represent China for Grand Final Competition
In accordance with China’s “One Belt, One Road” policy, plans to increase China students’ digital skills were implemented. Under the guidance of Nanjing Education Association for International Exchange, Nanjing Department of Education, Nanjing Educational Technology Center and support from Nanjing Commercial College, ICDL Digital Challenge 2018 – China National Competition was held successfully on 31 May 2018 in Nanjing, China.
Taking bigger steps into Singapore schools with more than 1000 students taking part in ICDL Digital Challenge 2018
ICDL Digital Challenge was the first competition organised by ICDL Asia to search for students with best ICT skills in Asia. The competition held in 2017 was a success with close to 3700 students, 106 schools and 7 countries or territories participating. In 2018, the competition involved more countries’ participation with more than 6200 students till date (as at 31 May 2018). Singapore was one for the 11 countries/territories involved.
11 Apr 2018 – ICDL Asia General Manager, Ms Tina Wu, attended the signing ceremony with Shunde Polytechnic and Wintour Technology & Education. In the event, Ms Tina Wu presented the plaque to Mr Chen Jian, Dean of Tourism and Hotel Management from Shunde Polytechnic, in the presence of Mr Huang Xin, CEO of Wintour Technology & Education, in officiating Shunde Polytechnic to become an ICDL Centre.
As computational thinking and basic coding has become a trend and seemingly necessary basic skills for the new generation to have. ICDL Asia and Korea Productivity Centre (KPC) has successfully developed the ICDL Computing module (Korean version) for the students in Universities and International Schools.
21 March 2018 – ICDL Asia’s General Manager, Ms Tina Wu, met with Chancellor Yin Shufeng and all the department heads of Nanjing Commercial College. AMI Science & Technology, local partner and Accredited Test Centre of ICDL Asia in Nanjing, discussed the implementation plan and different solutions suitable for students from different schools.
The official signing ceremony between UMP Holdings (UMPH) and ICDL Asia to officiate the appointment of UMPH as ICDL’s newest Accredited Test Centre (ATC) took place earlier this week.
On 8th February 2018, Bal Swavlamban Trust, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Hella, celebrated the first anniversary of their Digital Empowerment Centre. A ceremony was held to distribute ICDL certificates to the passing candidates. The initiative aims to help young people in Dhankot, where Hella has a manufacturing plant, to develop digital skills and become employable in some capacity.
ICDL Vietnam expands strategic partnership by signing MoU with Vietnam National Economics University
On 5th February 2018, a signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ICDL Vietnam and Vietnam National Economics University (NEU) was taken place at the A2 auditorium of NEU.
Jan 2018 – Wuxi International School (WIS), a government owned international school in Wuxi, is successfully accredited as an ICDL Test Centre in China. WIS provide an international education environment for children of foreign nationals living and working in China and is directly under the leadership of the Wuxi Education Bureau. The school adopts ICDL to provide its students with the international assessment tools and testing platform, as well as equipping and developing the teachers with essential ICT skills.