Development News from Sri Lanka: The ICT Industry Skills Council (ICTISC) is preparing to bring important impetus to the country’s skills development of information and communication technology (ICT).
Human resources are the most critical factor behind corporate achievement in the contemporary knowledge-intensive economy. The information technology and communication (ICT) industry is one of the economy’s most knowledge-intensive branches. ICT’s general significance has also risen significantly, as it is now commonly incorporated into almost all functions of the economy, company, and society as a whole. As a consequence, predicting the abilities required by ICT experts in the future is very crucial.
In addition to certain educational degrees, the fresh abilities demanded by the ICT companies are often characteristics of a private nature. Factors such as attitudes, worldview, private communication skills, etc. are more crucial than before when companies recruit fresh employees. The fresh demands reflect the changes taking place within the ICT sector, but also in the ICT connection with other industries. In industries such as banking, ICT’s mastery and integration into thinking and business model has become a requirement. ICT has become the essence of these undertakings.
“Institutions for ICT training in Sri Lanka in particular the vocational education sector will have to undergo significant changes in order to improve the quality of training such as the development of cognitive and analytical skills in order to meet the demand of the industry. There is an urgent need for ongoing communication between ICT employers and ICT trainers, provided the vibrant and extremely volatile nature of the ICT sector and fast progress in technological growth. The ICT Industry Skills Council has already proposed a number of initiatives to improve the vocational education system by building soft skills, encouraging entrepreneurship and promoting networking opportunities between the TVET and ICT industries, promoting NVQ qualifications in the ICT industry, creating alternative ways of starting ICT careers, facilitating the highest number of ICT skills
The ICT Industry Skills Council was tasked with developing highly skilled people in the industry to bridge the gap between expectation of ICT skills and local demand. Collaboration has been created by the ICT Skills Council and thinks that the creation of domestic competence is a cooperative endeavor of various stakeholders. ICTISC brings together sector, business, public bodies, public training arms, private training arms, academia and the workforce under the specified set of domestic objectives.