Survey: Certification in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector
January 24, 2008

OTTAWA, January 24, 2008 - The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is exploring ways to assist both employers and workers by establishing a certification/recognition system for ICT professionals that combines both business and technical competencies. CATA is collaborating with the ICTC in this important initiative and encourages your active participation.

Please participate in the following survey, developed by York Consulting Group (YCG), and share your thoughts about certification in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Your input is extremely valuable and will help ICTC to provide a viable certification/recognition model that will better serve ICT employers, workers and educational providers in the future.

The survey features a short Flash presentation, followed by a few questions. Overall, it should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. All of your answers will be anonymous.

In appreciation for your time, YCG will make a $2 donation for each of the first 500 respondents to a charity chosen from a list provided at the end of the survey.

To begin the survey now, please click on the following link: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227ALPVNNH9

About ICTC
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit sector council, funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program. We are dedicated to creating a strong, prepared and highly-educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC is a catalyst for change that will provide labour market intelligence, life-long professional development and quality education and training for the Canadian ICT industry, educators, governments and the ICT workforce. We forge partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada's position as a leader in the global marketplace. For more information please contact communications@ictc-ctic.ca or visit www.ictc-ctic.ca

About CATAAlliance
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) (www.cata.ca) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members, 80% of which are currently active exporters. The common purpose that unites the membership is CATAAlliance's commitment to members' business growth. With offices across the country, we are focused on the provision of business services and government relations programs that conserve and leverage member resources. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership. Visit http://www.cata.ca and read our Executive Briefing