The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has launched a major skills initiative, which will help identify and fill the ICT skills gap in Ireland. The initiative, which was jointly developed in Ireland and has European support is part of the ICS Skills Strategy and consists of ICS Skills Framework and ICS Skills Cert.
The system has been piloted in Bank of Ireland/Fujitsu Services and the Revenue Commissioners and in excess of 60 people have availed of the pilot. The ICS Skills Framework will help to overcome the industry problems of non-representative job roles and skill definitions and help individuals, government and organisations to identify skills gaps and offers a structure to fill these gaps. For further information visit the ICS Skills website: www.ics-skills.ie