E-Skills gears up for information age

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. E-Skills gears up for information ageOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today E-Skills UK, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for IT, telecoms and contactcentres, has joined forces with major IT-related institutions to establish theSkills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) foundation. This will enableemployers of IT professionals to set up a framework for assessing theprofessional skills of their IT staff and help to identify people with theright skills for projects and assignments. Working with e-Skills in the venture are the British Computer Society, theInstitute for the Management of Information Systems, and the Institute ofElectrical Engineers. The foundation will provide the framework free of charge to end-userorganisations and will license it to providers of software and services whichwant to base their offerings on SFIA. Its steering group is made up of people from SFIA’s user community andincludes Accenture, Cisco, the Department of Trade and Industry, IBM, LearningTree, the Ministry of Defence, Norwich Union, Parity, QA Training and the IrishComputer Society. “E-Skills has developed SFIA with input from the industry at everystage,” says Terry Watts, the SSC’s chief operations officer. “Thefoundation will now be able to take this further and ensure the framework isused to develop skills on a continuous basis to benefit employees andemployers. “On-the-job learning is crucial to IT. Employers can use the frameworknot just to ensure they find the right people for their projects, but the rightprojects for their people.” Weblink www.sfia.org.uklast_img

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