With the aim to bring computer science education to 2,000 students and 150 faculty members over the next three years, Oracle Academy on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK).
As part of the initiative, Oracle Academy resources, including software, academic curriculum, hosted technology, educator training, support and certification resources will be made available to students and faculty.
“Our goal is to prepare our students on emerging technologies and enhance their employability quotient and Oracle’s resources, including certification discounts will help our students equip themselves to meet the increasing demands of the IT industry,” Sujiv Naid, TASK CEO, said in a statement.
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, among others.
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.
“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,” Shailender Kumar, Managing Director, Oracle India, added.
Each year, Oracle Academy reaches more than 3.1 million students in 110 countries, the company said.