James Cook University in Singapore signs MOU with ICDL Asia
The collaboration between James Cook University in Singapore and ICDL Asia aims to provide a more efficient pathway into the University’s degree programs for ICDL certified candidates.
James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ICDL Asia on 5 August 2022.
ICDL is the world’s leading computer skills certification. To date, more than 16 million people have engaged with ICDL programmes in over 100 countries. ICDL Asia is an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. ICDL’s certification programmes enable individuals and organisations to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ICDL standard.
Through this partnership, ICDL Asia will offer increased availability of certification in digital literacy and the use of information and communication technologies within Asia and Oceania. Meanwhile, JCU in Singapore will work together with ICDL Asia to pave the way for eligible ICDL candidates to obtain appropriate transfer credits for degree programs at JCU in Singapore.
Mr Damien O’Sullivan, CEO of ICDL Foundation, said, “To prepare students for the digital future, ICDL continues our efforts and outreach with leading educational partners like JCU in fostering the development of a high-performing digital education ecosystem in Singapore. We are pleased to partner with JCU to nurture a community of digitally skilled students in Singapore, who will benefit from the accelerated pathway programmes JCU and ICDL Asia offer.”
Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU, said, “One of the world’s most pressing challenges today includes embracing a rapid-changing digital environment, as well as effective use of information and communication technologies, and ICDL shares our vision of equipping students with the skills and knowledge to tackle this challenge. This collaboration presents new opportunities for ICDL candidates to learn and further their education with JCU, while sharing their perspectives in our classrooms as we work towards creating positive development and impact together.”
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ICDL Asia: Ms Wenlin Na [email protected]