New programmes on IT are to be introduced by the ICDL (International Computer Driving License) Saudi Arabia, the governing body and certification authority in the Kingdom, targeting youth, users of governmental and non-governmental e-transactions and the health sector to further expand IT literacy among specific community segments, in line with comprehensive government efforts to move towards a digital society. At present, only a few IT training opportunities for Saudi youth are available, who represent a large and important segment of society.
ICDL Saudi Arabia understands its responsibility towards these segments and set a plan to introduce a comprehensive, engaging and up-to-date program that can provide children and young adults with proper IT knowledge and skills. At the same time, the organisation plans to launch initiatives for improving e-governance and capabilities to use e-transactions through a specified training program. ICDL Saudi Arabia will also create specialized certification programs for the country's medical sector. ICDL Saudi Arabia is the local arm of the International Computer Driving LicenseInternational Computer Driving License, the world's largest vendor-neutral end-user computer skills certification initiative. Endorsed by education ministries, universities and government organizations in more than 168 countries, ICDL regional and country branches certify enrollees on fundamental IT skills, use of basic computer applications, and Internet use.