News Archive 2015

2015-12-27

UAE Welcomes ICDL Arabia to Virtual Global Taskforce “VGT”

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), welcomed ICDL Arabia as a new member of the VGT the Global Alliance against online child abuse. ICDL Arabia was nominated by the UAE and voted by members of the VGT. More

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2015-12-27

Nearly 85% of respondents agree on importance of ICT in the workplace

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 A new survey conducted by ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority for the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, has revealed a growing demand for the improvement and enhancement of information and communication technology (ICT) skills for employees in the public and private sectors. More

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2015-12-17

Student guide released as cyber threat & bullying become widespread in UAE

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As part of efforts to protect children from online threats and bullying, ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority for the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Interior’s Child Protection Centre, recently distributed ‘101 Tips of Cyber Safety’ in schools across the country and the region. More

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2015-12-13

ICT skills deemed essential by 85 per cent of jobs in government sector

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ICDL Arabia, the regional arm of the ECDL Foundation, has recently noted that 85 per cent of jobs in the public sector deem ICT skills an essential requirement for people who are interested applying for various positions. The survey took into account administrative, customer service, operational, sales and business development, marketing, and management roles. In an effort to equip the public with the necessary skill sets, ICDL has restructured its certificate program to address the labour market’s emerging needs. More

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2015-11-03

ICDL Arabia celebrates Flag Day with Tanmia

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A high level delegation from ICDL Arabia, headed by its Director General Jamil Ezzo, attended the National HR Development and Employment Authority’s (Tanmia) UAE Flag Day celebration headed by its Director General, H.E. Mohamed Matter Al Murri, in the presence of H.E. Saqr Ghobash, UAE Minister of Labour. More

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2015-10-29

ICDL’s latest survey reveals children are more exposed to cyber threats due to the widespread of smart devices

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 A recent study released by ICDL Arabia, has revealed that the unprecedented widespread of ‘smart’ devices in the hands of the youth facilitates unsupervised Internet access, raising serious concerns about their online safety. The Cyber Safety Report 2015, provided an insight on the dangers and threats facing our children today, particularly from issues such as cyber addiction, cyber bullying and cyber exploitation. More

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2015-10-29

ICDL Arabia to commence training program for 50 women to acquire digital skills relevant for current labour market

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Following the trip partnership agreement signed by the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (‘Tanmia’) and Aramex, to empower women job seekers and entrepreneurs with digital knowledge, ICDL Arabia, has announced the commencement of training courses for women job seekers and entrepreneurs in the UAE. The move is in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to turn the country into an integrated knowledge-based economy and enhance the role of its citizen in society. More

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2015-08-24

Alexandria University’s Faculty of Nursing endorses ICDL Health Information Systems Usage Certification

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 The Faculty of Nursing of Alexandria University has agreed to endorse and teach the Health Information Systems Usage Certification programs by ICDL to its staff as well as graduate and postgraduate students interns. The announcement was made during an official meeting held in Alexandria on 4TH of August, 2015 between Prof. Dr. Maha Adel Salem, Dean of Alexandria University’s Faculty of Nursing, and Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL Arabia. More

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2015-08-12

Parties sign MoU on dissemination of latest digital skills under the umbrella of Arab League

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Dr. Ismail Abdul Ghaffar, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, received an honorary shield from Jamil Ezzo, Director General of ICDL Arabia during a ceremony held at the Academy’s headquarters in Alexandria, Egypt. The honorary shield is a token of appreciation from Dublin, Ireland–based ECDL Foundation for the Academy’s efforts in developing and deploying information and communication technology skills at the academic and professional levels both locally and regionally. More

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2015-08-09

ICDL & HSBC launch Summer Camp groups to reinforce digital literacy of UAE’s underprivileged children

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114 children from Dubai & Sharjah to be trained on essential computer skills and cyber safety

ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the ICDL certificate program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, the leading global financial services organization, have collaborated for the fourth consecutive year to train 114 children from Dubai and Sharjah on fundamental digital skills and cyber safety knowledge and offer them international certification on the same. The latest edition of the ICDL Summer Camps will empower underprivileged youth with essential computer skills and cyber safety, enabling them to earn international certificates on the same.  More

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