ICT Association Suriname at Virtual Educa Caribbean 2012


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Virtual Educa Caribbean 2012 Conference on 29 February 2012 -2 March 2012 (Hermitage Mall / TBL). This conference offers participants the opportunity to show best practices how ICTs make a crucial impact in innovation, competitiveness, and development in education.

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ICT Association Suriname at Virtual Educa Caribbean 2012

  1. 1. Cyril Soeri M.A. RA CISA t: 08596010 Virtual Educa Caribbean 2012 Conference www.ict-as.sr info@ict-as.sr 1
  2. 2. ICT Association’s profile;Sharing visions;Educational & Training landscape;Challenges for ICT sector / ICT Education;Preconditions for ICT education;ICT Association’s contribution in education. 2
  3. 3.  Established in January 2010;ICT Industry association;Represented in the E-Governance Commission of Suriname;Engaged in an internal project to have industry standards onQuality standards on IS Services based on ISO/IEC 20000.Soundboard for ICT educational institutions. Email: info@telesur.sr www.telesur.sr 3
  4. 4. Members consist of companies with ICT as core business,which are registered at the Chamber of Commerce;The ICT-AS has representation from almost all the largest andsignificant IT providers, exceeding more than 40 memberorganizations. Email: info@telesur.sr www.telesur.sr 4
  5. 5.  Vision of ICT Association Suriname Playing a leading role in regional ICT services contributing in the sustainable country development. Vision of ICT Association in ICT education: In order to be part of the ‘Information Era’ as entrepreneur and provider of ICT services, we envision that ICT education can provide the entrepreneurs, researchers and ICT professionals needed for providing ICT services. 5
  6. 6. Public educational institutions: Private Educational institutions: Anton de Kom University of Suriname  Mondriaan College:  Currently no IT faculty (Source:  Vocational education in ICT; http://adekus.uvs.edu/);  Janssen & Partners: Polytechnic College:  Bachelor in ICT;  Bachelor in ICT (2008) – first graduates expected in 2012.  Suriname College of Accountancy: (Source: http://www.ptc.edu.sr);  Professional Education - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Institute for Natural Resource and Engineering Studies (NATIN): ICT specialized Training provided a.o. by:  Vocational Education in ICT (2009)  SpangCampus, Clear IT, Hencomtrai, – first graduates expected in 2013. Tjong A Hung Consulting, 4Point, Janssen (Source: http://www.natin.sr/) & Partners and MicroComp. 6
  7. 7.  Holistic approach on country strategy regarding country developments:  Transformation process from consumumer base to entrepreneurship in the Information Era in order to increase the earning capacity of our country;  Contributions to the Information Era: ▪ Public Sector: ICT infrastructure, Regulation on ICT; ▪ Private sector: E-commerce, cloud ventures; insourcing; 7
  8. 8.  Intense local cooperation of private and public sector; Shortage of ICT specialists creates pressure on the price to quality ratio of ICT services; Standards for Quality of ICT services not defined. 8
  9. 9.  Cooperation with international educational institutions for improvement of curriculum and dissemination of knowledge; “Accreditation” /Verification body:  Formal approval of education provided in Suriname;  Distinction of (professional) education in ICT and ICT training; Assumptions for the quality of the ICT services are defined:  Important for curriculum development and improvement; Sounding board representing private sector and public sector to determine the competences and skills needed for an ICT professional; 9
  10. 10.  ICT Association can provide members for an Accreditation body (ICT chapter):  Certification / Professional Education / Training;  Provide linkage with international educational standards board for ICT; ICT Awareness:  Speeches and presentations for stakeholders (Private sector organizations, Educational institutions, Governmental bodies); 10
  11. 11.  Soundboard for the private sector and public sector to determine the competences and skills for an ICT professional; Facilitating in ICT education:  Providing lecturers;  Involving potential students in ICT projects (internship);  Curriculum improvement and development. 11
  12. 12. Cooperation with educational institutions: Knowledge sharing /Support on ICT education:  Memorandum of Understanding with Natural Resource and Engineering Studies (NATIN); Initiatives with UNASAT (School of ICT), Polytechnic College (PTC). 12
  13. 13. t: 08596010 www.ict-as.srinfo@ict-as.sr 13