UAE high flyers learn to drive IT

The UAE Air Force Air Defence (AFAD) is planning to improve its staff’s IT skills by adopting the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) program.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  August 1, 2004

The UAE Air Force Air Defence (AFAD) is planning to improve its staff’s IT skills by adopting the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) program. ICDL-GCC Foundation and UAE AFAD will jointly administer the program to UAE air defence employees in a dedicated state-of-the-art training and testing centre to be opened at the AFAD. "The UAE AFAD has reached a crucial stage in the modernisation of our forces," said Major General Khalid Bin Abdullah Al Bu Ainnain, UAE AFAD general commander. "With IT becoming part of every activity, it has become imperative for our young men and women to acquire computer skills not only for advancing their knowledge, but also for doing any routine administrative function. After studying ICDL’s global success stories in training all categories of people in basic IT proficiency, we are pleased to announce this alliance with IDCL- GCC Foundation." ICDL is an internationally recognised computer proficiency standard, governed by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), the not-for-profit global regulatory body of the ICDL member countries, and administered by the ICDL GCC Foundation. The ICDL-UAE program covers the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and its use in workplace and society, exposing candidates to the basic concepts of IT, computer hardware and software management.

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