Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has become the main driver behind economic growth. It is fuelling the economy, businesses and individuals with unlimited potential for growth and development. There is not one sector of society that is not affected by the tremendous potential of ICT. Government, businesses and the community, in general, have become increasingly reliant on robust and secure ICT infrastructure and services.
To ensure that we can fully unleash the ICT power for our society, we need a highly qualified and competent ICT professional workforce. It is essential that the ICT workforce is recognised and valued and that it is ensured that this same workforce will keep on growing to cope with ever-increasing demand and will keep on improving its skills, competence and ability to deliver required solutions.