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Now you need a license to drive your computer.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:59 PM
Groups tout computer license
Thursday, February 26, 2004
By Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A license to "drive" computers may become the next "must-have" credential for entry-level workers.
The International Computer Driving License already is used in more than 90 countries; more than 13 million driver's license tests have been taken. Now both the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit are promoting the credential in this region. This license can help job applicants prove they have computer skills and help employers assess what an applicant really knows.
The workforce board -- a business-led panel that oversees local employment and training programs -- hosted a meeting yesterday to highlight efforts that would make the training and the test for the license available to about 500 unemployed workers. Those efforts are being led by several local businesses, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and CareerLink, the state's career service center.
As part of the pilot program, Daniele Crisi-Couchenour, human resource manager of EchoStar Satellite in McKeesport, said job applicants who score too low on an in-house test can be referred to the CareerLink center in McKeesport. There, they can receive training and take the license exam. If they pass that, they can reapply at EchoStar months sooner than they could have otherwise.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:39 PM
And what does the license revenue go towards? Repairing potholes in the information superhighway??
You know what? I'm sick of being in the van. You guys are going to be in the van next time. I've been in the van for fifteen years, Harry.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:16 PM
I have to agree with Gary again