We believe that digital skills are essential life skills. They empower individuals – and by extension organisations and societies – to connect, be more productive, and generally improve their circumstances.The positive impact of ICDL can be seen in wide variety of initiatives from around the world.
How do you measure digital skills? How do you work out whether a candidate for a job has the skills and competences that they will need to do the work? Letting people self-assess their skills can seem like a simple solution, but it brings a big risk that they will misjudge their abilities.
In 1999, the Italian Ministry of Education and AICA, the representative of ECDL in the country, sign an agreement to establish ECDL as the official standard for evaluating computer skills in the Italian education system.