Oracle has announced to partner with the Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge (TASK) to introduce Oracle Academy curriculum into 150 engineering colleges in Telangana. This program which is projected as the philanthropic aspect of Oracle and a display towards its commitment education in India was announced earlier this year.
The humongous initiative which aims to help 2000 students and 150 faculty members over the next three years would bring Oracle’s vast infrastructure consisting of software, academic curriculum, hosted technology, educator training, support and certification programs.
Commenting on the collaboration, TASK CEO Mr. Sujiv Naid said, “In today’s digital world, demand for employees with IT skills is sky-rocketing, while there’s not enough supply. To be career ready, today’s 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 employ-ability 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.”
Oracle, under this program would facilitate a ‘train-the-trainer’ course to ramp up the 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. Upon the completion of training, the members who have been trained would leverage the Oracle Academy Infrastructures and materials to train other faculty members and students, thus completing the chain of knowledge transfer.
Shailendra Kumar, the managing director of Oracle, India said that,” We are excited to team with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK),” said Oracle, according to its repertoire, trains more than 3 million students in more than 100 countries in order to update the software skills in accordance with the latest standards in global platform.
He added “Oracle Academy enables educators everywhere to inspire and prepare millions of students to become the innovators and leaders of the future. Today’s 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.”