Trivandrum: ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK) and Oracle have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement Oracle Academy’s computer science programmes across 60 institutes in Kerala over the next two years.
As part of this initiative, Oracle Academy software curriculum, hosted technology, training, support and certification resources are expected to be made available to students and faculty. Additionally, 120 faculty members are scheduled to undergo training to help put 6,000 students on the pathway to future IT careers.
The MoU would help to integrate Oracle Academy curriculum into the educational programmes of the State’s colleges to inspire the next generation of technology professionals and help prepare them for careers in IT.
Oracle will facilitate a ‘train-the-trainer’ course to ramp up faculty representatives as instructors for six courses, including Creating Java Programmes with Greenfoot, Java Fundamentals, Java Programming, Database Design, Database Programming with SQL, and Programming with PL/SQL. Once trained and certified, this faculty is expected to use the Oracle Academy infrastructure to train other faculty members.
Oracle Academy is Oracle’s flagship programme in education philanthropy, providing education institutions worldwide with software, curriculum, support, and certification resources that faculty can integrate into their classrooms. Through hands-on experience with current technologies, students develop skills that can help them be successful in the modern workforce.
According to a release, today, more than 2.2 million students in 96 countries benefit from Oracle Academy. In India, Oracle Academy programmes supports more than 2,40,000 students at more than 1,300 educational institutions.
The ICT Academy of Kerala is a social enterprise created in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model for imparting ICT skills to the youth of Kerala and to improve their employability opportunities in the Industry. The company is supported by the Government of India, partnered by Government of Kerala and the ICT industry.
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Photograph shows launch of ICTAK earlier this year