(IANS) Oracle has signed an agreement with ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) to implement Oracle Academy curriculum across 450 educational institutions in the state to help foster the next generation of IT talent, Oracle here on Wednesday.
“Through this collaboration, we will offer faculty members up-to-date course materials, pedagogical tools and software to use while training other teachers and students. This access to modern curriculum and industry-leading technology will help make the learning process interesting, relevant and effective,” said Shailender Kumar, Managing Director of Oracle India.
Under the programme, educators will learn to teach computer science fundamentals, and then train other teachers at ICTACT-affiliated schools in their local communities.
The initiative is expected to benefit 45,000 students and 450 faculty members over the next three years. Once the initial 450 faculty members are trained by Oracle Academy, ICTACT aims to train another 300 faculty.
“This collaboration will help students gain a better understanding about the types of career paths and jobs that are available to them,” said Sivakumar M, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ICTACT.
Oracle Academy currently collaborates with more than 1,700 educational institutions in India. During Oracle CEO Safra Catz’s recent visit to India, the company announced that it would expand its educational partnerships to another 1,000 institutions with a goal of reaching 500,000 students annually.