Lingua franca model allows IT skills to be explained in lay terms

Life for those trying to figure out what IT skills actually mean should be easier with the launch of a competency model.

It is the work of IT and telecoms sector skills council e-skills UK. It said the model will help employers and those in training and development comprehend what IT staff can actually do in language the layman can understand.

Karen Price, e-skills UK chief executive officer, said: “We need a common framework to define skills and competence thateveryone can use and build on. The IT Professional Competency Model will enable employers to understand what someone should be able to do and the standard of performance they can expect.

“IT professionals will be able to use the model to better clarify development needs, career paths and aspirations. Moving forward, the model will also inform the content of qualifications, education and training courses.” 


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