Emirates Post embraces ICDL

Emirates Post has developed an IT training centre ready to drive the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) standard throughout its organisation.

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By  Alicia Buller Published  August 10, 2004

Emirates Post has developed an IT training centre ready to drive the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) standard throughout its organisation. The move will make the ICDL certification mandatory for all Emirates Post employees and is designed to enhance the computer skills of staff at every level. This step is a natural progression following the revamp of the General Postal authority via a federal decree in 2001. The newly revamped Emirates Post authority provides a wider range of offerings than previously; it has created a new-look post-office that offers retail services, expanded its network and is currently examining the possibility of a UAE door-to-door mail delivery service. “Emirates Post is constantly introducing new services by leveraging technologies and IT systems. So it’s imperative that every employee is trained in basic computer skills to ensure the success of our service proposition,” says Abdullah Al Daboos, director general, Emirates Post. “Delivering ICDL training for our employees through the Training and Development Centre is a key step we have taken in support of the integration of POS services in the corporation. We expect around 300 employees to be ICDL certified in the first year,” he adds. Emirate Post’s new ICDL training centre — which is staffed with professional trainers and includes conference rooms and advanced computers — is also equipped to train and test employees of other non-postal companies. The ICDL is a benchmark certification programme that covers the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and its use in workplace and society, including managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. "The ICDL model was selected because of its proven success in delivering computer training to all segments, irrespective of their levels of computer knowledge,” says Al Daboos.

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