17 February 2011

Although I’m a strong supporter of the ICTTech qualification, it really hasn’t taken off in Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the term “technician” seems to have negative connotations and this puts a lot of people off. However it’s still a worthwhile qualification and can give you the edge when you’re applying for jobs or looking for a promotion.

The ICTTech is a professional qualification from the Engineering Council in the UK. It was created to provide people with an easy way to demonstrate their competency in a technical field. To earn this registration you must demonstrate that you have the knowledge and the practical hands on skills.

This qualification is ideal for people new to the industry such as fresh graduates or people changing careers. It provides a way to show a solid grounding in IT skills without being limited to one vendor or another. As the ICTTech qualification can only be earned once you are a member of a professional organisation (currently only the IET offers this qualification) you will have access to a wide range of resources, support and special offers.

As I was one of the first people to earn this qualification (see IET press release), the IET decided to do a case study on my career and why I decided to apply for the ICTTech qualification. If you’re interested, you can download the case study or check out the ECUK’s  ICTTech webpage for more information.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will do my best to answer them.



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