Dubai RTA staff to train for ICDL

RTA staff to train for International Computer Driving Licence certification

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Dubai RTA staff to train for ICDL The ICDL training aims to boost computer literacy of RTA employees (illustration). (Getty Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 5, 2012

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a deal to train at least 100 of its employees in the accredited International Computer Driving Licence IT literacy certification.

The deal was signed with the National Institute for Vocational Education (NIVE), an accredited International Computer Driving Licence centre and an autonomously managed organization affiliated with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, (KHDA), to boost the IT competencies of RTA employees.

The Enrolled RTA personnel will complete four of the seven ICDL modules, covering areas such as files, databases and word processing,  to obtain ICDL-Start certification. The programme has been implemented to ensure that public employees have the necessary skills to use computers and the internet and thus contribute to the success of the emirate's e-governance agenda.

"For almost a decade, the Dubai Government has embraced ICDL's philosophy of ICT skills for all and has made IT competency a requirement among its personnel. We commend the RTA for its support of IT literacy, as this will help its employees enhance their skills and boost their confidence in the use of IT while furthering their integration within the organisation. For the RTA, this initiative means better alignment with Dubai's strategic plans, particularly its progress towards a Knowledge Economy," said Jamil Ezzo, director general of the ICDL GCC Foundation. 

"Moreover, this program will have a positive spill over effect on the community as well, as it helps support the national economy by improving IT literacy, paving the way to a more equitable society, empowering citizens and facilitating the move to an IT-enabled society," added Ezzo.

Kawther Kazim Director of RTA's Human Resources and Development said: "Technology is vital to the success of our organization's operations and activities. By empowering our personnel with essential computer skills, we make the task of incorporating key IT components and standards into our plans faster and more efficient. ICDL certification complements our efforts to ensure the personal and professional growth of our staff.  It will also boost productivity, enhance customer services, and provide a reference for gauging the IT skills of our employees. NIVE is an ideal partner for imparting computer literacy skills to our teams given its proven track record in delivering high-quality training and testing."

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