Oracle and Startup Village sign MoU to boost skills training

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Kochi: Oracle India and Startup Village, the first telecom business incubator in the country, have signed a MoU to integrate the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science curriculum into Startup Village’s engineering programme. The MoU was signed today between Allen Mathew, VP – Human Resources, Oracle India and Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairperson of the Governing Board of Startup Village, at Kochi.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Industries & IT, Shri P K Kunhalikutty said the State Government will, within a fortnight, outline a plan to create a world-class ecosystem aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship among the younger generation. “The Government is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and wealth creation. We are pleased to work with Oracle India and Oracle Academy to help advance our students’ knowledge base and training through professional curriculum. I am confident that students in Kerala will gain a competitive advantage as they prepare to enter the global workforce”, he added.

Allen said Oracle was happy to partner Startup Village to enable Kerala’s universities and engineering students access and exposure to Oracle’s advanced computer science program and world class software to gain a competitive advantage.

“A shortage of skilled IT staff can limit productivity and growth and may lead to delays with business IT implementations. By working with Oracle Academy, we can help strengthen our engineering programs in Kerala and help our engineering students to become startups and set up their own enterprises. The beneficiaries would be inspired to become employers rather than employees,” said Sanjay.

This latest initiative will allow Startup Village to lay a strong foundation for product start-ups in the country. It will prepare over 30,000 students and 200 teachers from 100 engineering colleges in Kerala for successful IT careers and meet the growing local demand for a highly-skilled technology workforce.

The MoU signing was followed by a training session organised by Oracle India for teachers and students from the State’s engineering colleges.

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