County to certify computer skills of 168 employees in 2010Published 11:57am Thursday, October 22, 2009
CASSOPOLIS – A study committee recommendation for an IC3 training program to certify the computer skills of Cass County’s 168 employees in 2010 came before the Board of Commissioners Thursday night.
Goal of the training is to improve employees’ technical skills.
IC3 is an acronym for Internet and Computing Core Certification.
As a basic core competency certification, it is not intended to turn out computer professionals.
Training consists of three modules, computing fundamentals, key applications and living online.
On average, each module takes five weeks to complete.
Someone coming in with no experience is allotted 15 weeks.
Benefits of the training will insure that all employees have a basic knowledge of computer fundamentals, key software applications, electronic mail and Internet use, essentially establishing a level of expected skills for existing and potential new employees.
This will give the employee the ability to be more efficient and knowledgeable and also provides county employers a way of measuring the level of technical skills of potential new employees.