ICT skills and competence development is an important topic for a multitude of organisations ranging from companies and educational institutions through to national governments. Tactical and strategic decision-making requires a consistent reference point to develop metrics and measure progress towards goals. Reference of e-skills policies to a consistent and universally understandable backcloth is provided by the e-CF.
This section provides examples of organisations applying the e-CF in this context; they have agreed to be featured here.
AgID – Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale,
Based upon the e-CF, AGID has developed guidelines for the development of digital skills and guidelines on the quality of ICT products and services for the definition and regulation of Public Administration contracts uni 11621 (cen cwa 16458). Also the Observatory of Digital Skills takes the e-CF as basic reference for ICT Professional skills and competences.
“The goal is to go beyond the adoption of the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) for skills related to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, and to fully benefit of the legislation on the National Competency Certification System, for assuring a specific value to certificates issued by accredited bodies.”
Marco Bani – AgID (Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale) Directorate General – Head of Director General Office
Estonian Qualifications Authority,
The Estonian Qualifications Authority (Kutsekoda) uses the e-CF as a basis for dialogue with ICT employers to gain an understanding of market needs for new qualifications. Founded on the e- CF, Estonia still continues to create new occupational qualification standards to feed ICT curricula development for both, vocational and higher education and training.
The European e-Competence Framework is a component of the European Union’s strategy on “e-Skills for the 21st Century”. It is also supporting key policy objectives of the “Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs” launched in March 2013. It is promoted as a very useful tool to boost digital skills and the recognition of competences and qualifications across countries and to foster ICT professionalism in Europe.
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