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Oracle’s Workforce Development Program Gives Back to Veterans

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The Oracle Workforce Development Program is a worldwide program offered by Oracle University. It gives individuals in the community more options to develop the knowledge and experience with Oracle technologies that will position them for success in their careers.
Oracle’s Workforce Development program enables educational institutions and training partners to offer authorized Oracle training content as a part of existing certificate, diploma and degree programs. This makes it easier for more people to develop Oracle skills and earn credentials that will lead to career advancement.

Oracle University Provides Benefits for Military Veterans

On April 30, a new public-private partnership was announced by First Lady Michelle Obama that will enable thousands of service members to earn industry-recognized IT certifications before they transition from military service. Oracle was on site for this announcement at the White House - including Oracle University’s own Michelle Cross, who manages the Workforce Development Program for North America.

View the official Fact Sheet to read more about what Oracle University is doing to help veterans transition into the workforce. 

First Lady Michelle Obama at the event:

Oracle University's Michelle Cross at the White House:

Oracle Workforce Development Program Benefits Include:

● Access to the latest Oracle training courses, including Database Administration, PL/SQL, Java, Linux, Primavera Project Management, Oracle Applications, JD Edwards, Siebel, PeopleSoft, eBusiness Financials, Solaris, Clinical, HR and SCM

● Comprehensive, lab-based, hands-on practice with Oracle software & hardware

● Flexible options to attend training – weekend and evening classes, Live Virtual classes, On Demand and more

● Validation of skills through industry recognized Oracle Certifications

● Expert assistance in choosing courses and educational paths

● Access to resources like eLance and oDesk to help Oracle Certified Professionals find work

Find a Workforce Development Partner In Your Area

To learn more and find a partner near you, visit workforce.oracle.com.

-Kate, Oracle University Market Development Manager 

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Comments ( 9 )
  • guest Monday, October 7, 2013

    How do I sign up?

  • Kate Friday, December 27, 2013

    Find participating partners and additional information at: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=689



  • guest Thursday, December 4, 2014

    It appears this program never materialized? I cannot find any partners near me. Not even for online courses. I even checked my home state of record and my wife's, nothing available.

  • Kate Saturday, January 31, 2015

    I am sorry to hear that you have not been able to find a partner near you. This program is active, but I think there may be an issue with the website look - up tool. I will raise this issue to the appropriate team so we can address. In the meantime, you can send an email to: workdev_us@oracle.com to get help finding a partner. If you run into issues, please contact our customer service team at 1.800.529.0165.

    Thank you,


  • Donald Taye Thursday, February 12, 2015

    is this Oracle Program free for veterans

  • guest Sunday, June 7, 2015


    I'm planning to start software training business in partnership with Oracle University. Can you please answer below questions:

    1) I'm an experienced developer and planning to setup a company. I'm I eligible to join with Oracle University as a partner?

    2) What is the least amount to be paid to become Oracle University partner?

    3) How much money can I earn (monthly or yearly), after becoming an Oracle University Partner?

    4) Can Oracle University gives me an opportunity to provide trainings to outsiders on behalf of Oracle University? Or should I do the marketing by myself?

    5) After becoming an Oracle University partner, can I provide the trainings world-wide?

    Please confirm. awaiting for your response.

    Thank you,


  • Adriana Monday, June 8, 2015


    I advise you contact the Oracle Partner Education team in your region: http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/partner-with-oracle/manage-membership/resell-education/index.html

  • Vishal Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    If i persue Oracle 10g training under Oracle Workforce Development Program from your authorised partner.Will i get Oracle certified certificate & can i write in my resume that i am Oracle Certified in Oracle 10g.

  • Adriana Thursday, June 18, 2015

    @ Vishal,

    Oracle Database 10g exams and certification paths retired on March 1, 2015.

    However, regular training is available for this version of the product and you will receive a certificate of attendance.

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