Headlines: February 19th, 2002

The EU Group for Social Dimension of the Information Society has recommended the Commission to accept the EU Computer Driving Licence as standard across the Community. The Driving Licence is the most recognized and accepted computing certificate available in more than 56 countries worldwide. An increasing number of public service organizations across the UK support staff in securing the qualification.The Driving Licence programme has been developed with inputs from over 30 different computer societies worldwide across all spheres of activity and enjoys widespread endorsement from educational and government bodies across the globe. It provides a tangible skills measure and the certification of a users competency with computers. Benefits to employers include raising the general level of competency with computers, improving productivity and reducing support costs.

The Driving Licence is promoted in the UK by The British Computer Society, the Chartered Engineering Institution for all Information Professionals.

Link: http://www.bcs.org