ICTTech qualification world first for BT engineer Matt

An engineer from Northampton is to be among the first in the world to receive a new ICT professional qualification awarded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

BT transmission engineer Matthew Rumsey, 22 (pictured), is one of the first eight candidates in the world to be recommended to receive ICTTech - the professional qualification launched in January 2009 following industry demands for a competence-based professional qualification for IT and communications technicians.

ICTTech registration provides individuals with professional recognition of a range of skills. These not only recognise product-specific certification and relevant experience, but also assess interpersonal and professional skills that are important to any job. IET member Matthew is studying for a degree in ICT.

“I feel very privileged to be gaining professional registration - it gives me a lot of pride both personally and professionally to be recognised outside of the business for what I do especially through peer assessment,” he says. “Hopefully the ICTTech will be the first of my professional registrations - I would love to gain others.”

“ICTTech helps employers to identify ICT practitioners who hold the skills they need, while also recognising technical expertise,” says Michelle Richmond, IET director of membership and professional development, “greatly strengthening professionalism and ethical practice in a key sector of employment.”

The IET is licensed by the Engineering Council UK to award ICTTech, which is the first new registration category on the Engineering Council Register for nearly 35 years.
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