Oracle Academy, ICT Society of Karnataka partner to empower workforce

ANI | Updated: Dec 05, 2017 15:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 5 (ANI): Oracle Academy and the ICT Society (ICTS) of Karnataka announced a three year collaboration to incorporate the Oracle Academy curriculum into the institution's academic program.

Through this relationship, the Government of Karnataka will provide relevant industry skills and upgrade skill sets of the existing as well as future workforce in the state. The initiative is aimed at increasing the productivity and employability of the state's working population, both in the organized and unorganized sectors.

Working with the ICTS, Oracle Academy is set to facilitate a 'train-the-trainer' course to ramp up skillsets of 120 faculty representatives in over 60 colleges, over a period of three years. As part of this collaboration, these colleges will be able to leverage the resources of Oracle Academy in areas such as Java Foundation, Java Fundamentals, Java Programming, Database Foundation, Database Design and Programming amongst many others.

"Karnataka is an emerging hub for education and technology. We are delighted to work with the ICT Society of the State to meet the snowballing global demand for highly skilled, industry-ready professionals. With this collaboration, Oracle remains committed to creating a future-ready workforce and thereby, address the skills gap challenge," said Damian Haas, JAPAC Regional Director, Oracle Academy.

"Our single, most crucial aim is to equip the youth of Karnataka with the essential skills and internationally recognised qualifications that can ensure their employability. Oracle Academy offers a wide range of courses, self-study instructions, workshops and resources that can prepare students to meet the increasing demands of the IT industry," added Priyank Kharge, Minister for ITBT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka.

In the past fiscal year, Oracle Academy supported over 3.5 million students in 120 countries across 12,000 institutions through an in-kind grant value of USD 3.75 billion. In India, Oracle Academy currently teams with more than 1,700 educational institutions. (ANI)