e-Competence Quality Labels
|The IT certification world is a jungle with thousands (really!) of different certificates, ranging from technical ones (almost every provider of hard- or software does have some), via interesting Foundations in information management to high end ones. Moreover these certificates seem to live in their own universe, parallel to that of vocational and higher education.
The lack of transparency is a nightmare to HR departments and curricula developers who want to provide side entries, but most of all to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) searching for talent and professionals seeking guidance in taking their career step.
The eCompetence Quality Labels aim to help solving this issue. Based on the e-competence framework e-CF and a set of quality indicators (developed in the eSkills Quality Label project) e-competence related training and certification programs and the courses for these programs can distinguish themselves by two kinds of Quality Labels:
Value of the e-Competence Quality Labels
Clear Value of Programs and Certificates
|for learners||Looking for skills needed in the market|
|for employers||Ensuring skills required are available|
|for employment agencies and HR||Matching skills demand and supply|
|for training providers||Providing best fit to skill demand|
|for program owners||Identifying new markets|
Established Quality of Delivery
|for learners||Ensuring quality of teaching and materials|
|for employers||Wanting value for money|
|for employment agencies and HR||Choosing best providers for updating skills|
|for training providers||Proving to belong to the best|
|for program owners||Recognizing associated learning partners|
Get your e-Competence Quality Label
If your organization has a training and/or certification program aiming at increasing the learners e-competences (see the list of e-competences) or provides training based on such a program and you want to help people find the right training and certification you should apply for an e-Competence Quality Label. Send an e-mail to our support team to obtain the brochure with the terms and conditions.
As a first step you might want to have your program mapped against the e-CF and included in the list of e-competence certificates: contact our support team for details.