During autumn 2002 WirTek launched a campaign to document the high competence level that is available amongst the software developers in the company.
The aim was to get a certified documentation of the experience level in core competence areas of the company, including Java, XML, Flash, UML, database technologies and development of embedded systems. The first evaluation of the campaign shows great success. Already now more than 50% of the software developers have obtained at least one certificate.
The campaign success has been reached through a program where all materials and expenses have been paid by WirTek. In addition, some time for preparation has been offered by the company. And finally every successful examination has been awarded with a cash bonus.
WirTek certifications now include multiple “Sun certified Java programmer” and an “Oracle Certified Solution developer – JDeveloper”. Besides this, the following certifications are ongoing and will be achieved during this summer:
Sun Certified Java Developer
Sun Java 2 WEB Developer
IBM Certified Solution Developer – XML and Related Technologies
Macromedia Flash MX Developer
The campaign will continue throughout the rest of the year, and the goal is that 75% of the software developers will receive at least one certified examination during 2003.
WirTek A/S, based in Aalborg, Denmark, was formed in 2001 as part of a management buyout from the development arm of parent company Nokia. WirTek is a competence centre for the development of advanced wireless technologies and services. They continue to provide software development services to companies such as Nokia, the world leader in wireless.