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.uk
Indianapolis, In. — As the national discussion over election security and ballot integrity continues, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has announced the creation of a new certificate at Ball State University that will allow election administrators and staff to further their knowledge of cyber practices and principles.The Certificate in Election Administration, Technology and Security, or CEATS, was developed by Ball State’s Voting System and Technical Oversight Program to provide instruction on voting systems, information technology, security basics, election law, and more. Election administrators are expected to be proficient in a number of diverse areas including human resources, poll worker training, election and procedural law, budgets, physical space management, organizational communication, public relations, information technology and cybersecurity. This diversity is not traditionally captured in any one single educational or training program. CEATS will help to fill that gap and is one of many steps being taken to enhance the State of Indiana’s election security readiness.Applications from each of Indiana’s 92 counties were solicited and considered for entrance to the inaugural class. The first class was carefully selected and will consist of the following individuals:Sara Arnold, Spencer CountyChad Clingerman, Elkhart CountyPaula Copenhaver, Fountain CountyLori Davis, Vigo CountyNicole Deibel, White CountyTammy Dooley, Hendricks CountyJaymie Duerlinger, Vigo CountyChristina Eurton, Floyd CountyLaDonna Ingram, Vigo CountyApril Johnson, Allen CountyAmy Jordan, Clay CountyCody Kiefling, Vigo CountyPaula Lantz, White CountyKathy Martin, Vigo CountyTara McNamara, Allen CountyCathy Oser, Warrick CountyPatty Perry, Warrick CountyJay Phelps, Bartholomew CountyStephanie Rockey, Washington CountyRuth Rowlett, Franklin CountyBrenda Woods, Brown County“I wish to congratulate those admitted to the first-ever CEATS program at Ball State University,” said Secretary Lawson. “This program represents an exciting new chapter in our ongoing efforts surrounding election preparedness. I want to thank in particular VSTOP Co-Directors Jay Bagga and Bryan Byers, who have put significant time and effort into the development of this program.”The first cohort will begin work on August 27, 2018. A new cohort will be admitted to the program every six months, beginning in August and February. The program will proceed in three distinct phases, and participants must commit to attending each session.