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IT Software Solutions for Business

Creating new systems and modifying existing ones to provide software solutions to large and small businesses.

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Why is this skill important?

The continuously accelerating pace of business globalization and connectivity has been largely driven by developments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related IT Software Solutions.  Developing software solutions to improve business productivity encompasses many different skills; however, key to all these is an individual’s passion and ability to keep up with the rapid pace of change.

Working closely with clients, as individuals or on a team, the software professional might be responsible for one or more roles including business/system needs analysis; developing system specifications; system design, programming, installation and testing; end-user training; system improvement and maintenance.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Helping people
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Given an integrated business case scenario, each Competitor have to identify the problems of the business operation and identify a software solution.

  • Problem-solving and analytical abilities are essential to this Skill.

  • Next, competitors will design and build a software system.

  • Further, Competitors will present what they have developed using Microsoft PowerPoint tools.

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How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.