The ICWFD provides access to over 3000 state-of-the-art and certification-level Information Technology, Business and Desktop Skills courses FOR FREE to the end-users through sponsorships by individuals, companies, foundations, and government. The ICWFD’s “E-Skills360” e-learning platform equips girls and boys, women and men with 21st century employability skills so that they are ready to compete in the global economy. The resulting well-trained individuals attract multi-national and local corporate investment into the local economy by providing a talented workforce base from which companies can hire skilled employees. ICWFD is a California-based non-profit public charity organization.
ICWFD’s e-Skills360° program is endorsed as a United Nations GAID Flagship Partnership Initiative. The United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) has designated ICWFD’s e-Skills360° program, which provides access to 21st Century employability skills, as a Flagship Partnership Initiative of the UN GAID. The UN GAID selectively awards Flagship Partnership Initiative status to valuable, innovative initiatives that promote achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in education, entrepreneurship, health, environmental protection, and citizen engagement in government. The UN GAID is an inclusive global forum on the use of ICT for development that engages leaders in government, civil society, business, foundations, global development, and local communities toward the shared objectives of the MDGs. Designation as a Flagship Partnership Initiative is an important recognition of both the ICWFD’s added value, and of its accomplishments. The e-Skills360° platform is thus recognized as a valuable tool for matching existing learning needs with learning resources, which uses ICT to unlock and maximize people's learning opportunities for improvement of their living conditions, reduce poverty, and stimulate self-sufficiency.
ICWFD's innovation addresses all the challenges to capacity building on a mass scale.
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ICWFD partners with Skillsoft USA the world’s leading e-learning content provider to offer over 3000 high-end employability skills in business, IT and Desktop.
The same courses costing hundreds of dollars are sponsored and given free to the underpriviliged in the G77 developing countries.
Unique mechanism where instead of a credit card the courses can now be accessed from anywhere via a PIN (Personal ID) that can be printed on product packaging, emailed, sent via SMS.
A joint advocacy or CSR program by a number of organizations and people through social media raises the awareness of e-learning as a viable alternative to learning exponentialy.
Simultaneous access to millions of students is possible through the unique access and dessiminaton method (PIN). Over 3 million trained since 2001.