Oracle signs accord with ICT Academy of Kerala

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With its aim to educate 500,000 students in India annually through its academy, software and cloud major Oracle on Monday announced a new collaboration with ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK).

With this collaboration, Oracle Academy — the company’s flagship philanthropic educational programme — targets to reach 6,000 students in Kerala over the next three years.

As part of the new partnership, 125 colleges in Kerala will become members of the Oracle Academy programme.

“The agreement will enable us to provide professional development for more teachers in more subjects and, in turn, will enable them to reach even more students,” Damian Haas, Regional Director, Oracle Academy, Asia Pacific and Japan, said in a statement.

Over the next three years, ICTAK intends to leverage Oracle Academy resources to create strong computer science education pathways for 6,000 students as they prepare to launch successful careers in the field of information technology and meet growing demands for a highly-skilled technology workforce in Kerala, the company said in a statement.

Working with ICTAK, Oracle Academy will train 500 educators on its academic curriculum in Java Foundations, Java Fundamentals, Java Programming, Database Foundations, Database Design and Programming with SQL and Programming with PL/SQL.

Additionally, ICTAK will deliver a customised course in Java fundamentals to students through the Government of Kerala’s Additional Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP).

Recently, Oracle signed an agreement with ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) to implement Oracle Academy curriculum across 450 educational institutions in the state to help foster the next generation of IT talent.



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