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iSQI supports initiative to provide opportunities for refugees in the Dutch IT-market

iSQI supports initiative to provide opportunities for refugees in the Dutch IT-market

2018-12-03T16:14:30+00:00December 3rd, 2018|CSR, Press release, Software Testing|

iSQI, DiversIT, Improve QS, BNTQB and ISTQB are joining their forces days before Christmas for a good cause: they have organized a training on the fundamentals of software testing, for refugees who are settling in the Netherlands. This initiative offers motivated and educated people various opportunities in the Dutch IT-market.

“The parties involved want to show that we care for a lot more than testing,” says Pascal Maus from Improve QS. “My motivation is people. I want to offer them a successful life changing opportunity”, says Co Meerveld, the experienced IT Manager who founded DiversIT. Frank Frambach, Managing Director iSQI B.V. states:  “iSQI is very happy to participate in this initiative, and give these motivated participants an opportunity to start a new career.”

iSQI contributes to this project with the innovative ISTQB / Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) exams, which lay the foundation for software testers. The certification is internationally recognized and serves as proof of expertise in the field of software testing. The participants will learn about all the steps involved in the software testing process, from planning through to implementation and the evaluation of software tests. After approving the first level, they will also have the opportunity to gain further certificates (Advanced and Expert level). ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certification is relevant for all fields, e.g. in the automotive industry, in the finance sector, in the computer software and IT industries, in medical technology, telecommunications, the public sector and many more.

The organizing party of the initiative is DiversIT, Improve QS will deliver the training, and iSQI, BNTQB, and ISTQB together will offer the exams and will host the exam session for the candidates. The training will run in Utrecht with 16 participants and is planned on the 10th of December. The exams will be provided by iSQI on the 14th.

iSQI wishes all of the participants best of luck!

To learn more about this certification please visit: https://isqi.org/en/istqb-certified-tester-foundation-level