Oracle provides powerful career development opportunities and a supportive environment to foster career self-management.
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Oracle offers employees a wide variety of technical, professional, and personal development courses through a number of learning media including traditional onsite training, live and interactive broadcasts, and online learning.
Topics include management, technology, consulting, sales, support, and product development. Reimbursement for select job-related training and education outside Oracle is also possible.
Oracle supports job-related advanced degree continuing education as part of employee training and development.
Oracle works closely with the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), a distance learning program that has flourished at Stanford for more than 30 years. Many Oracle employees participate in classes through this network.
The SCPD program is offered for Stanford's School of Engineering and allows students to participate via video conference classrooms on site at Oracle headquarters. Students can ask questions or otherwise interact with the instructor, teaching assistant, and/or other students from their desktop computers.
The program enables full-time regular employees to continue building engineering and business skills and complete advanced degrees. The SCPD program follows the same rules as all other continuing education programs, which means that you may enroll in SCPD and apply for reimbursement of program tuition and incidentals.
More than 200 Stanford courses are available through SCPD to Oracle employees each year. Courses may be taken by Oracle-sponsored students admitted into the MS degree program (Honors Co-Op Program), on a class-by-class basis, or by auditors.
Oracle supports internal mobility. Provided you have been in a position for a reasonable period of time, Oracle encourages you to explore opportunities for change and advancement. People commonly transfer to new projects. Oracle believes it is of mutual benefit to allow employees to learn and expand their capabilities by working in different jobs within the company.
Technical training for all current Oracle product offerings is available in a number of formats. Instructor-led classes are taught in Oracle Education Centers throughout the Americas. Oracle live virtual classes offer interactive sessions on Oracle products at headquarters, field offices, education centers, and third-party sites. Oracle's e-learning framework provides on-demand learning for new products and releases, industries, and product overviews. More than 10,000 e-learning courses are available via the Oracle University virtual campus, a web-based learning system.
A number of classes specifically developed for Oracle product development organizations are available for Oracle developers. These include technical foundation, architecture, coding technique, kernel, and internals classes.