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Japanese Engineering Students Build Their Programming Skills with Oracle

Damian Haas
Regional Director - JAPAC

As part of their ongoing studies in computer programming, 64 final year students and three faculty from Funabashi Joho Business College of Technology in Chiba, Japan, visited the Oracle office in Tokyo. The college is an Institutional Member of Oracle Academy, and as a member benefit, the students had the opportunity to learn more about programming as a career and the daily work of a programmer, and participate in technical sessions that provided insight into the technical skills most in demand.

Hosted by Oracle Academy, the sessions were led by Daisuke Okada, senior manager, Oracle University in Japan. He covered the importance of Oracle certification to help students gain a competitive edge when seeking internships or jobs. To prepare its students for tech careers, the Funabashi Joho Business College of Technology has helped its students achieve Oracle certifications, with 44 students becoming Certified Java Programmers this year alone. These students will graduate from the School of IT Engineering & Information Processing in March 2019 ready to start their careers in the IT industry as programmers or software engineers.

The students also took a tour of the Oracle office, which provided them with an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a large IT company. Takehiro Iida, a faculty member of the IT Engineering & Information Processing department at college, said of the visit, “…we are glad to have an informative message to our students from one of the top IT companies, helping the students keep their motivation.”

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