Oracle Press Release

Oracle Academy Expands Software and Curriculum Offerings to Meet Global Demand

Enrollment in Oracle’s Industry-Leading Business and Technology Skills Program Increases by 31 Percent

Redwood Shores, CALIF., – July 20, 2009

News Facts

Educational institutions around the world are rapidly integrating the Oracle Academy into their curricula to help students prepare for 21st century careers.
In the past year, Oracle Academy enrollment increased by 31 percent globally. The program now supports more than 850,000 students in 91 countries.
The Oracle Academy allows participating faculty to integrate Oracle’s world-class software and curriculum into their courses, enabling students to gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce.
To meet the increased global demand, the Oracle Academy recently expanded its offering to include the following:
Oracle® Database 11g and Oracle Fusion Middleware products acquired from BEA, giving teaching faculty access to cutting-edge solutions for database management and enterprise application infrastructure. These products are available through the Oracle Academy’s Advanced Computer Science option.
Oracle’s Primavera Project Portfolio Management solutions, giving teaching faculty access to solutions for project, program and portfolio management. This solution is available through the Oracle Academy’s Enterprise Business Applications option.
The new offerings provide students with hands-on access to many of the leading technologies used by corporations and governments around the world today.

Supporting Quotes

"The Oracle Academy lets us teach students practical, real-world skills,” said Michael McLaughlin, Professor, Computer Information Technology Department, College of Business and Communication, Brigham Young University – Idaho. “They develop experience with enterprise tools, applications, and architectures. Employers find these skills valuable because they prepare students to understand production IT operations."
“As Oracle continues to expand its product offerings, we are pleased to extend the benefits to the global academic community,” said Brad Saffer, Senior Director, Oracle Education Initiatives. “By providing students with hands-on access to our leading technologies, we help them develop skills that will give them a competitive advantage in the job market.”
“The Oracle Academy is one of the most comprehensive training offerings in the IT industry,” said Clare Dolan, Vice President, Oracle Corporate Citizenship. “We are delighted that the program is now helping over 850,000 students develop the technology and business skills for 21st century careers.”

Supporting Resources

About the Oracle Academy

The Oracle Academy and the Oracle Education Foundation’s initiatives reach over 1.2 million students worldwide. The Oracle Academy supports 850,000+ students in 91 countries. By partnering with schools, districts, and ministries that believe in early career preparation, the Oracle Academy helps students develop the technology and business skills required for 21st century careers. Participating institutions may integrate Oracle’s cutting-edge software and curriculum into their courses and avail their faculty to first-class professional development opportunities. To learn more, please visit http://academy.oracle.com..

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