Students with good ICT skills perform better in education, are more engaged and are better prepared for life, the workforce and further education. See OECD study: Regular computer users perform better in key school subjects.

Students that are digitally literate will enjoy an enriched educational experience and will be better prepared for life, for work and further learning.  Students who use technology as part of the learning process perform better in school and are more motivated to learn.

It's not simply about the confidence and speed that are gained with extensive use of computers in relation to gaming, music and social networking. It's also the skills to effectively work with such things as files, documents, spreadsheets and presentations as well as understanding data and security. Many young people leaving school are now missing formal training in computer use.

Certification to ICDL worldwide standards not only helps get the skills needed but helps students prove that they indeed have them for further education and work.