Skills Management in Information Age

Skills Abilities Knowledge

Skills management in ICT industry for individuals, projects and businesses. Review skills already mastered and skills required. Create 2 custom documents for export.
Are you prepared and skilled for future projects, ICT trends & company goals?

Allow a quiet hour to complete the task well.
When you are finished save the custom created text boxes as CSV files for later use.

Press start button to start on first skill and clear results text.

Skills Level Review

Read the skill and description. Does it relate to you? If not, click Next.
Read the skill level descriptions.
What level in the skill can you operate at now? Check the skill mastered levels that apply.
Do you wish to gain this skill or operate at higher levels? Check the skill desired levels that apply.
Any comments are also included in the results.
Click Next. Your selections are copied into the result Lists. The next skill information is loaded.
At the end of the skills the title changes to Skills review finished and the Next Skill button is disabled.
Copy out the Result List text boxes are described below.

Skill Mastered 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| Optional Comment
Skill Desired 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6| 7| Optional Comment

Press button to see next skill. Current skill selections and comments (if any) are saved to result Lists.

Skill Description and Level Description

SkillPress Start Button
Skill DescriptionPress Start Button
Level 1 Description
Level 2 Description
Level 3 Description
Level 4 Description
Level 5 Description
Level 6 Description
Level 7 Description

Skills Mastered List

Mastered skill name, skill description, selected skill levels and comments are saved here.

Skills Desired List

Desired skill name, skill description, selected skill levels and comments are saved here.

  1. Click within a text list.
  2. Ctrl A will Select All the text in a list.
  3. Ctrl C will Copy the selected text in a list.
  4. Open Notepad or equivalent text editor.
  5. Ctrl V will Paste the selected text in the editor.
  6. Save the new document as SkillsMastered.csv or SkillsDesired.csv

When importing data into a spreadsheet select the CSV file and choose tab delimited option.

Skills List Uses

  • Add the skills into your resume. Add the skills into your Linked In profile if applicable.
  • Use the skills to build position descriptions.
  • Confirm a project has all the appropriate skills covered.
  • Confirm a business is running optimally with all the appropriate Information Age skills.
  • If there are skills desired, work out where training can be gained or where people with these skills can be found.
  • Use lists created for performance reviews. This is for current operations and future operations.
  • Business and government are already using SFIA. Work business to business using the same skills language.

References

Australian Computer Society Over 20,000 members with ICT skills. Members provided professional development in current ICT.
I Choose Technology website What is ICT, Career Pathways, about the ICT industry
SFIA Download the latest skills list and level descriptions
SFIA levels of responsibility: 1 follow, 2 assist, 3 apply, 4 enable, 5 advise, 6 initiate, 7 set strategy / inspire / mobilise

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