Oracle and ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) have signed an agreement to implement Oracle Academy curriculum across 450 educational institutions in the state.
The Oracle Academy program includes educator training, curriculum, software, support and certification resources that can prepare ICTACT students for real-world careers.
This 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.
Through the program, educators will learn to teach computer science fundamentals, and then train other teachers at ICTACT-affiliated schools in their local communities.
The collaboration will enable students from rural areas to develop computer science skills and the knowledge needed to progress in the IT industry.
“We’re excited to give students in Tamil Nadu more exposure to the current trends and technologies in the IT industry. 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, CEO, ICTACT.
“Oracle Academy can help us ensure that we have a strong talent pool with necessary training and credentials to fill the increasingly skilled jobs that our economy demands.”
Oracle Academy currently collaborates with more than 1,700 educational institutions in India.
During Oracle CEO Safra Catz’s recent visit to India, Oracle announced that it would expand its educational partnerships to another 1,000 institutions with a goal of reaching 500,000 students annually.