Lagos, (IT News Africa)— Oracle is expanding its educational offering to include the Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Fusion Middleware products acquired from BEA.
Officials said this will enable beneficiaries gain access to cutting-edge solutions for database management and enterprise application infrastructure.
The products are available through the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science option.
“The Oracle Academy lets us teach students practical, real-world skills,” said Michael McLaughlin, Professor, Computer Information Technology Department, College of Business and Communication, Brigham Young University – Idaho.
“They develop experience with enterprise tools, applications, and architectures. Employers find these skills valuable because they prepare students to understand production IT operations.”
He said the new offerings provide students with hands-on access to many of the leading technologies used by corporations and governments around the world today.
Educational institutions around the world are rapidly integrating the Oracle Academy into their curricula to help students prepare for 21st century careers, he added.
In the past year, Oracle Academy enrollment increased by 31 percent globally. The program now supports more than 850 000 students in 91 countries around the world.
The Oracle Academy allows participating faculty to integrate Oracle’s world-class software and curriculum into their courses, enabling students to gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce.
The Oracle Academy and the Oracle Education Foundation’s initiatives reach
over 1.2 million students worldwide including in Africa.