Companies across the globe continue to contend with a growing IT skills shortage. Regardless of the current job market, the demand for strong IT skills has not slowed down. Organizations are still struggling to recruit the IT talent they need to deliver innovation, modernize their technology, and ensure their data and transactions are secure.
One of the primary factors causing this skill gap is the rapidly changing technology landscape. Companies need to be able to shift and adapt to new technology trends and standards, which are constantly changing to keep pace with the speed of the cloud. This trend shows no signs of slowing, in fact, the rate of technological innovation will only increase, further raising the need for IT professionals that can manage the ever-expanding scope of data and latest security protocols.
While the IT skills shortage is certainly a challenge, it’s also an opportunity. Companies can invest in a culture of continuous learning to upskill their existing staff, and job seekers can learn new IT skills to make themselves more marketable.
At Oracle University, our mission is to enable our customers to be successful, and they simply can’t be without a strong and skilled workforce that’s proficient on the latest Oracle technologies.
We want to play our part in increasing the collective IT knowledge in the marketplace by educating more professionals to become IT experts. For this reason, I’m very happy to announce the launch of Oracle Learning Explorer, a free new program that will empower professionals across the globe to start their journey towards acquiring IT skills.
Oracle Learning Explorer is the best way to start building your functional knowledge of Oracle’s Cloud solutions – solutions used by Fortune 500 companies across the world that employ hundreds of thousands of professionals.
We hope this program will help companies and professionals alike get started on the path to strengthening their IT knowledge base to better compete, perform, and grow.
Start learning for free today. Become an Oracle Learning Explorer:
Damien Carey, Senior Vice President of Oracle University, leads the foremost global IT education and certification provider for Oracle solutions. Damien is passionate about life-long learning and empowering businesses and professionals to achieve more through education and enablement. Throughout the course of his 25-year tenure at Oracle, Damien has continuously reimagined how education is created and delivered to ensure its effectiveness and ability to keep pace with shifting world norms and rapidly changing technology. Damien remains vigilantly focused on providing innovative, modern, digital education that is designed to seamlessly integrate with a learner’s daily life so they can learn without constraint.