NewsVoir | 17 Aug, 2016
Building on Oracleâs commitment to expanding its support of education in India announced earlier this year, Oracle Academy and Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) have signed a partnership agreement to introduce Oracle Academy curriculum into 150 engineering colleges in Telangana. As part of this initiative, Oracle Academy resources including software, academic curriculum, hosted technology, educator training, support and certification resources will be made available to students and faculty. The initiative is expected to help 2,000 students and 150 faculty members over the next three years.
Under this agreement, Oracle Academy will facilitate a 'train-the-trainer' course to ramp up engineering college faculty members as instructors for five Oracle Academy courses including Database Foundations, Database Design and Programming with SQL, Programming with PL/SQL, Java Foundations, Java Fundamentals, and Java Programming. After completing their training with Oracle Academy, the faculty members will leverage the Oracle Academy infrastructure and materials to train other faculty members and students.
Commenting on the collaboration, TASK CEO Mr. Sujiv Naid said, âIn todayâs digital world, demand for employees with IT skills is sky-rocketing, while thereâs not enough supply. To be career ready, todayâs students need computer science classes as part of their educational pathways. We are delighted to announce our partnership with Oracle. Our goal is to prepare our students on emerging technologies and enhance their employability quotient. Oracle Academy offers a wide range of classroom courses, self-study materials, workshops and other resources including certification discounts which will help our students equip themselves to meet the increasing demands of the IT industry.â
Each year, Oracle Academy reaches more than 3.1 million students in 110 countries.
âWe are excited to team with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK),â said Shailender Kumar, Managing Director, Oracle India. âOracle Academy enables educators everywhere to inspire and prepare millions of students to become the innovators and leaders of the future. Todayâs collaboration showcases how the technology sector can work together with state government initiatives like TASK to provide a practical solution to the skills gap challenge.â
About Telangana Academy for Skill & Knowledge (TASK)
Telangana Academy for Skill & Knowledge (TASK) is a not for profit organization established by the Government of Telangana ,to enable a platform between Government, Academia and Industry to enhance employability quotient of youth in the state. TASK plays a key role in bringing synergy among institutions of Government, Industry & Academia with an objective of offering quality human resources and services to the industry
Some of the other key initiatives from TASK include:
Soft skill development programs for Graduates
Faculty development programs
Technology Entrepreneurship Program for students in collaboration with ISB
ESDM Scheme Implementation and coordination of Training Programs for Government Departments
Finishing School Programs for Corporates
About Oracle Academy
As Oracleâs flagship philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields, offering a free and complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources. Supporting more than 3.1 million students annually in 110 countries, the program works with public and private partners to provide the tools educators need to engage, inspire and prepare students to become innovators and leaders of the future. Through Oracle Academy, students receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies, helping to make them college and career ready in the era of big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and beyond.
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