By Damian Haas, Regional Director, JAPAC
More than 150 senior academics from 85 universities and vocational colleges across Indonesia attended an Oracle Academy Faculty Day on July 26, 2018. The event provided higher education professionals with an opportunity to explore how programs such as Oracle Academy help bridge the gap between what students are learning in their degree courses and what employers expect of them when they enter the workforce.
A presentation by guest speaker Mohamad Rizal Arryadi, principal solution consultant for Oracle Cloud Applications, included insights into how technology advances are transforming our world, lives, industry, and workplaces.
The chief information officer of Indo-Rama Synthetics, Shailesh Thulaskar, provided information on industry expectations. He discussed what students need to know to bridge the gap from student learning to becoming an effective contributor in the workforce—including development of soft skills, knowledge of general industry domain (such as manufacturing, finance, retail, and the like), core IT skills such as coding and database, and select computer specialist knowledge, such as on big data or networking.
“Oracle Academy continues to support higher education institutions in Indonesia with programs and offerings that help educators build a compelling curriculum and syllabus to support their students’ pathways into the workforce,” says Damian Haas, regional director for Oracle Academy, APAC.
“In 2018, Oracle Academy trained more than 1,200 educators across Indonesia on how to incorporate the free Oracle Academy program curriculum into their classrooms, and labs focusing on core programming and database skills that are in high demand across all industries,” he says.
“At Oracle Academy, we believe in providing educators with the tools to help their students expand their skills and opportunities and chase their dreams,” said Nurul Huda, Oracle Academy country manager for Indonesia and Malaysia. “We are committed to providing educators with computer science teaching resources to support learning at all levels. These resources allow students to learn fundamental computer science concepts and develop their IT and business skills so they’ll be able to open career doors regardless of industry,” she says.
“Through events such as Oracle Academy Faculty Days, we help educators keep pace with current technology and bring industry authenticity to classroom experiences through free, ongoing professional development,” Huda says.
In addition to Faculty Days, Oracle Academy offers a wealth of training opportunities for educators in a variety of formats, including online and in-person training and workshops. Learn more.