24 SUCs to integrate Oracle’s computer science curriculum

The Oracle Academy and the Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) have expanded their relationship to bring the Oracle Academy’s technology training program to 10,000 students over two years.

As part of the collaboration, 24 state universities and colleges will integrate the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science curriculum into their programs.

In addition, the Oracle Academy will provide software, technical support, and faculty professional development to the enrolled institutions. Faculty will receive discounts to attend training and students will receive discount vouchers for certification exams.

More than 1.5 million students in 95 countries are currently enrolled in the Oracle Academy program. In the Philippines, over 3,000 students from 20 educational institutions benefit from the Oracle Academy program.

“The Oracle Academy offers a comprehensive program that helps students gain the vital business and technology skills needed for success in today’s workforce,” said Krishna Sistla, Senior Director, Oracle Education Initiatives, Asia Pacific.

“We are honored to work with DOST-ICTO to help prepare Filipino students for careers across every industry, to meet the needs of the economy.”

Louis Casambre, executive director of ICTO, said the computer science offering is crucial to strengthening the IT capability of the universities and students.

“The curricula offers hands on experience with the latest technology and industry tools, as well as the potential opportunity for certifications that will help our graduates land industry jobs,” he said.

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