S'pore infocomm competency body to fold

The move is to better align with the strategies marked out in the nation's 10-year infocomm master plan.

SINGAPORE--The National Infocomm Competency Centre (NICC), an industry-driven national body formed in October 2001, will cease its operations with effect from Aug. 1, 2006.

To better align its strategies to that of the iN2015 master plan first unveiled in June, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will bring NICC's expertise into its fold.

IDA will also be launching the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF), which will define the competencies needed by key infocomm occupations, as well as the training and certifications that will enable them to obtain such competencies.

Some NICC staff will join IDA, and from Aug. 1, the telecom industry regulator will administer Singapore's training incentive program called CITREP (Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Program), as well as the NICF.