ICDL formed part of Azerbaijan’s competitive national Yüksəliş (Yukselish) career development contest in July 2022.
Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət İmtahan Mərkəzi, the State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan, managed the provision of the ICDL Computer and Online Essentials certification exam for the 332 candidates who had made it to the semi-finals of the Yüksəliş competition.
Yüksəliş is a nationwide competition for identifying and nurturing mid-level management talent who demonstrate strong intellectual, leadership & management skills. The aim of the competition is to establish a strong talent pool.
Finalists in the competition are awarded AZN 20,000 (€11,544) as well as career guidance, mentoring and a chance to meet the leaders of the Azerbaijani business world.
2022 saw the second Yüksəliş competition. This year the organisers chose to expand the skills demonstrated by candidates to include assessment of ICT skills in the rigorous competition.
The competition provided the opportunity for translation of an ICDL module into Azerbaijani for the first time by the State Examination Center, the only Accredited Testing Centre in Azerbaijan. The State Examination Center holds ICDL test sessions for candidates across the country wishing to certify their IT skills for entry to universities, post-graduate studies, and government.