PRO-RAIL ALLIANCE IN GERMANY TURNS TO ICDL TO SUPPORT REMOTE WORK DURING COVID-19
One thing became clear with the cavernous emptiness in many offices in the first half of this year when companies had to send their employees to work from home: everyone’s digital skills and equipment were more important than ever.
In order to motivate employees in these challenging times, and to bring everyone digitally up to the same standard, the entire Pro-Rail Alliance organisation team completed the ICDL Workforce Base Profile from home.
Pro-Rail Alliance CEO, Dirk Flege, said, “The competencies in digital skills became indispensable. In the peak phase of Corona, all of a sudden there were only those tools left. All events were cancelled for several weeks, everyone had to stay at home. I saw the breakdown of work routines as an opportunity to give online training to the whole team. I had known the ICDL for years. Looking back, I’m glad we took this opportunity.”
After all employees had successfully completed the four module exams remotely (Computer & Online Essentials, Word Processing, Presentations and Spreadsheets), they were issued the ICDL Workforce certificate digitally as a PDF. Everyone worked towards a common goal and achieved it, with a visible proof of qualification: the ICDL certificate.
Thanks to the organisation and services of ICDL Germany (DLGI), the entire training and certification process could run online.
The Pro-Rail Alliance is Germany’s most unconventional transport alliance. The 24 member organizations and over 150 companies represent around 2.6 million individual members.