Evoliris is the reference center for ICT professions in the Brussels Region. It has been founded on the 10th of july 2006 on the initiative of the Minister of the Brussels Region government in charge of employment.
■ To better match the needs of the Brussels professional world and the ICT-training programs on offer. It does this by interfacing between employment (the ICT-sector in Brussels) and training (educational organizations),
■ To support the actions of training and educational organizations from a quality, as well as from a quantitative point of view by equipping the latter with shared resources,
■ To develop the technical- and training expertise needed to implement learning programs on par with ICT requirements,
■ To reach these objectives on an operational level, Evoliris is be in charge of:
■ Improving the technical and training infrastructure,
■ Promoting ICT-professions and the required qualifications.
■ Students and educational staff.
Three priority projects
■ Matching employment and training/education in the ICT-field by developing a database of ICT-professions and the training/education programs preparing for these. This database has been put online on April 28, 2008 (www. evoliris.be),
■ Screening job-seekers about their ICTknowledge and/or people who are willing to learn an ICT-related job,
■ Developing new specific training programs with committed partners based on market needs.
■ Evoliris was selected to hold the Validation des Compétences tests. These aim at providing candidates with a formal certificate vying for their knowledge and proficiency in technical ICT-related tasks. They are held once a month and are quite in demand,
■ More recently, Evoliris has gotten into the Serious Game business. A Serious Game is an application that aims at introducing its players into the realms of computing through a series of (adventure) games. This mystery game can only be solved by answering specific questions, and entering mini (sub-)games. They are oriented towards the main ICTrelated professions: developer/programmer, database engineer, and so on.
References of shared platforms for training/education purposes
■ ISIB is a secondary school in Brussels, it avails of a Cisco-platform to train both its students and job-seekers,
■ INTERFACE-3 is a training organization for unemployed women. It has been equipped through Evoliris with an IT/CISCO-platform for future network administrators and allows
preparing for CISCO CCENT-certification. Partnerships with Microsoft and Cisco are part of the picture,
■ EVOLIRIS itself then, avails of a PC/server/ network platform with 3 classes supported by Microsoft (Donation Software) and by Cisco (network equipment). This versatile platform is used to train job seekers on Microsoft Windows OS and other products (WinServer, Exchange ...), as well as Cisco CCNA, IT security and programming. Further programs are under study (such as Android programming and IPv6, to name but a few) to reflect the rapidly changing needs of the ICT job market,
■ A call center training platform with 3 classes,
■ Evoliris and its partners have invested in an ICT-infrastructure in the Brussels Capital Region. This infrastructure is shared by educational institutions and organizations addressing the educational and training needs of students and job seekers in relation to the ICT-market needs.