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Information and communication technology (ICT) skills

Last update : 22.02.2016


Skills needed for efficient use of information and communication technologies (ICT).

Comment: in a report on ICT skills and employment, OECD proposes a simple classification:
  • professional ICT skills: ability to use advanced ICT tools, and/or to develop, repair and create such tools;
  • applied ICT skills: ability to use simple ICT tools in general workplace settings (in non-IT jobs);
  • basic ICT skills or ‘ICT literacy‘: ability to use ICT for basic tasks and as a tool for learning.

Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"