The eLearning project for all Defence Forces ECDL test centres was formally launched on the 16th March in the Military Administration School, Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC) by Major Gen Ralph James (Deputy Chief of Staff - Operations) and Mr. Jim Friars (CEO, ICS Skills), and the first batch of candidates who had exceptionally impressive results were presented with their ECDL certificates.
The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is the world’s most successful IT skills certification programme. For the Defence Forces investment in ECDL ensures that they are in a strong position to maximise return on investment by conducting not only face to face and eLearning courses but also the provision of ECDL training, using CD-ROMs, to those serving overseas in South Lebanon. At this time 65 members of the Irish peacekeeping contingent are undertaking the course and they will be tested on their return in the coming months.
At the recent 15th National IT Training Conference, the Defence Forces won a Best Practice Award for ECDL. This award recognised the high standards of Defence Forces ECDL training at home and abroad. This award is testament to the quality of the instructional staff who conduct ECDL training throughout the organisation.