While many in Zimbabwe claim to be computer literate, a quick analysis will prove that using a computer to click around has nothing to do with computer literacy.
Organisations today are not looking for people who can just switch on a windows based machine to browse the internet, but expect a certain level of ICT competency to deliver specific industry tailored results while manuovering around productivity applications is a prerequisite.
It’s a well known secret that most computer users are scared of the day they are tasked to use a Spreadsheet like Excel to calculate, or asked to create a report with infographics let alone create or publish a professional inhouse newsletter to be circulated around.
While the reality of the matter goes beyond the fear, harnessing computers with dexterity and precision and must have skill that does not only make you feel comfortable around the computer, but makes you more efficient to deliver your desired results.
The Digital Skills Foundation has been driving a hands on training and certification program. The program has empowered thousands of people creating students and professionals who can confidently tackle the computer based tasks with ease.
What is Digital Skills Passport?
Professional Digital Skills Passport Program
It is an end user ICT skills training program which provides learners with the requisite technology skills they need to apply to be successful in the workplace and to prepare them for continuous learning.
The Professional Digital Skills Passport is a self-paced training course. This is a computer-based course delivered through video, audio, simulations and activities.
About a 100-guided hours are needed to complete the modules, which will each be assessed by a computer-based test. Upon successful completion of the test participants will be issued with a competence certificate.
Module 1: Computing Fundamentals
Module 2: Desktop Computing
Module 3: Word Processing
Module 4: Presentations
Module 5: Databases
Module 6: Spreadsheets
Module 7: Online I.T. Skills
Module 8: I.T. Security
Module 9: Workplace Productivity
Module 10: Social Media in the Workplace
Governments: Governments across the world are drafting policies for effective implementation of technologies in the effective administration and operation of civil service. Key to the implementation of the e-Government initiatives is the effective capacity building of staff so that they are equipped not only to operate, but embrace technologies.
Schools: ICT literacy form an essential part of 21st Century key capacities for learners and educators.
Corporates: The Digital Skills Passport certification provides an accepted benchmark for objective verification of employee skills in the use and application of ICTs.
Individuals: ICT skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives. The ability to use ICTs effectively is an essential life skill in the 21st century.
- Self-Paced Learning (Learning led by the Computer)
- Cost Effective as one can sit for exams one module at a time
- Enhanced end user ICT Skills
- Boost Productivity
- Increase Efficiency
- Boost Computer Confidence
- Produce Professional High Quality Documents & Presentations
- Interactive Learning process
- Increase job relevance in line with dynamic modern technologies
- International Certification from the Digital Skills Foundation
How to Access Digital Skills Passport
- USB Keys
Individual application keys (Offline)
- Local Server Installation ( Offline)
Training Material installed on the organization’s / institution’s server
- Web Based Deployment (Online )
Training Material installed on the organization’s / institution’s url , a sub domain will be created e.g. http://training.institutioname.ac.zw
- Contact Numbers +263 4 794171-72
- Address: 55 Fife Ave, Avenues , Harare , Zimbabwe
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: digitalskillsfoundation.org