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Why is Oracle Academy Committed to Computer Science Education?

Kristen Salem
HR Communications Manager

At Oracle Academy, we believe everyone should have the skills and opportunities to achieve their dreams.

This belief drives our commitment to support continuous computer science learning at all levels. We want students to learn fundamental computer science concepts and develop their IT and business skills to have the knowledge and skills that will open career doors regardless of industry. We want educators to keep pace with current technology and bring industry authenticity to classroom experiences through free, ongoing professional development.

To help dreams become realities, we deliver high quality, free, academic computer science education resources and events for students and teachers globally. We build key partnerships with organizations, governments, and ministries of education to expand our reach to thousands of educational institutions and millions of students each year.

We are proud of the global commitments we have made to help make an impact on students and teachers lives and improve computer science education.

UNITED STATES: In April 2016, Oracle and the White House announced two significant commitments to advance computer science education—Computer Science for All initiative and Let Girls Learn—in which Oracle pledged to invest U.S. $203 million in direct and in-kind support.

EUROPEAN UNION: In December 2016, Oracle announced a three-year investment totaling $1.4 billion in direct and in-kind support of CS education throughout the European Union (EU) member states. As part of this pledge, Oracle Academy aims to train 1,000 additional EU educators in CS, Java and Database instruction, as well as reach students across an added 1,000 EU educational institutions over the next three years.

EGYPT: In conjunction with Let Girls Learn, Oracle Academy plans to expand CS efforts in Egypt with an additional investment of nearly U.S. $1 million in educational resources and services over four years. The commitment is part of a new collaboration between the Ministry of Education in Egypt, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Oracle Academy. The partnership will support computing education in nine newly-created STEM schools throughout the country.

INDIA: In February 2016, Oracle CEO Safra Catz announced Oracle Academy’s plans to engage with local schools and universities toward a goal of educating more than half a million students throughout India in computer science each year, in support of the prime minister’s “Digital India” and “Skill India” programs. Oracle Academy has already trained more than 3,000 teachers in Java and database, and announced four new key partnerships in FY17.

VIETNAM: Oracle Academy teamed up with Arizona State University under the USAID BUILD-IT project to help women in Vietnam develop into IT leaders, earning public recognition from President Obama on a State visit to Vietnam. Oracle Academy was proud to support a “Women in STEM” conference in Danang in August 2016 - the first of several planned initiatives to support computer science programs in 15 universities across Vietnam.

We thank you for your commitment to computer science education and for joining us on this journey to help students achieve their dreams.

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  • Ratish chandran Saturday, June 22, 2019
    A great gesture of support for the students worldwide
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