Launch of the Career Development Stairway (CaDS) Website

The Career Development Stairway (CaDS) is an initiative of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) aimed at providing online information about job profiles and career progression in the ICT/BPO sector. The CaDS website will be officially launched by the Honourable (Mrs) Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, as follows:

Date:    Thursday 05 March 2015
Time:   10 00 hrs
Venue: HRDC Lecture Theatre, 4th Floor, NG Tower, Cybercity, Ebène 72201

Project Brief:

The Career Development Stairway (CaDs) project is an IT-enabled visual display of career information with details on job profiles for the ICT/BPO sector namely responsibilities, job description, required qualifications and experience, required competencies including soft skills, and career progression. CaDS is an information provision tool that can assist in career planning. It gives an industry-wide, objective framework for the many and varied jobs in the sector.

The CaDS is essentially based on information gathering from the industry. The job profiles have been developed from the skills that are required by employers to undertake particular jobs. For the ICT/BPO sector, a nomenclature of job profiles has been prepared and served as the basis to build the CaDS. These job profiles have been validated in workshops with an extended participation to obtain contribution and buy-in of the industry at large. The CaDS is an evolving tool and will be reviewed regularly to keep pace with industry developments.

This project has been implemented for the ICT/BPO sector. As a second phase, information is being collected for the Financial sector and subsequently for other sectors of the economy.

The main objectives of CaDS are to:

  • Provide information on the various job roles and career opportunities in the ICT/BPO sector;
  • Provide details on career progression opportunities on the same step as well as information on job roles on the next step;
  • Help in planning and managing one’s career - whether one is a new entrant to the sector or is looking for further opportunities within the sector; and
  • Help reduce skills mismatch through relevant training provided by informed training centres.


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