Monday, February 27, 2012

News Update 10,000 students to benefit from Oracle-DOST program

At least 10,000 students stand to benefit from a joint program of the Oracle Academy and the Philippine Department of Science and Technology's Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO).
The state-of-the-art technology training program will help participating students develop business and technology skills that provide them with a competitive advantage once they enter the workforce.
“We are honored to work with DOST-ICTO to help prepare Filipino students for careers across every industry, to meet the needs of the economy,” said Krishna Sistla, Senior Director of Oracle Education Initiatives for the Asia Pacific.
Louis Casambre, Executive Director of DOST-ICTO, added the Oracle Academy program and its Advanced Computer Science offering are very important to Philippine universities and students.
"The curricula offers hands on experience with the latest technology and industry tools, as well as the potential opportunity for certifications that will help our graduates land industry jobs,” he said.
Under the collaboration, 24 state universities and colleges will integrate the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science curriculum into their programs.
Also, the Oracle Academy will provide software, technical support, and faculty professional development to enrolled institutions.
Faculty members will receive discounts to attend training and students will receive discount vouchers for certification exams.
The joint effort supports DOST-ICTO’s commitment to offer quality human resources to the IT industry through its eQuality Program.
Presently, more than 1.5 million students in 95 countries are enrolled in the Oracle Academy program.
In the Philippines, over 3,000 students from 20 educational institutions benefit from the Oracle Academy program. — TJD