Oracle Academy advances computing education globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields with free curricula, learning resources, software, cloud environments, training, support, and certification resources. The program provides the tools educators need to engage, inspire, and prepare students around the world to achieve their dreams.
Access to leading-edge computing education resources is key to student engagement. In 2018, Oracle Academy introduced new curricula on artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as Oracle Academy Education Bytes—a collection of short, flexible learning modules designed to give students hands-on practice and insights.
“I fully believe that my work with Oracle Academy courses was crucial in helping me to distinguish myself.”
Zach Dinch has a bright future. He was one of 800 students selected for admission to Princeton University from a pool of 5,400 applicants, and is the first in his family to attend college. After having struggled with math courses and nearly forsaking his career plans, he was able to achieve success thanks to guidance from one dedicated STEM teacher and an engaging Oracle Academy curriculum.
Reyyan Ayfer, an educator at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, is making a difference in the lives of young women. “Oracle Academy allows me to pass on the happiness I found in solving problems through computer programming as an undergraduate,” she says. “I took as many elective computer science courses as I could, and now it’s become a vocation.”
Oracle Academy celebrated Girls in ICT Day with events in seven Latin American countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. At these events, Oracle leaders shared their experiences, inspiration, and insights on careers in information and communication technologies (ICT) with more than 700 young women.
Oracle Academy partners with higher education institutions in Indonesia to help educators build a compelling and authentic computing curriculum. Oracle Academy hosted a Faculty Day in which 150 education leaders from 85 higher education institutions learned how Oracle Academy resources bridge the gap between student learning and employer expectations.
In 2018, Oracle Academy collaborated with Oracle Volunteers and the Oracle Corporate Citizenship team, mentoring more than 80 graduate students of Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial (SENAC) in Brazil.
In collaboration with Oracle Volunteers, Oracle Academy mentored students at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico, providing insight and information on tech career pathways.
At the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair—the world’s largest precollege science
Oracle Academy supported the #mydigitalmaker event organized by the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the Ministry of Education of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The event engaged more than 40,000 students in two days of skills-building workshops, competitions, exhibitions, and talks to help prepare them for careers in technology fields.
Oracle Academy hosted a Student Day for more than 200 students at the University of Crete. In addition to learning about the program, students heard from Oracle Hellas executives about current trends and what it takes to build a career in the IT sector.
For the third year, Oracle Academy provided scholarships for first-time attendees of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) annual conference. As the founding sponsor of CSTA conference teacher scholarships, Oracle Academy has enabled more than 100 teachers to attend this prestigious event.
Oracle Academy hosted an educational webcast series about Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express for students and teachers from five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Nigeria.
To support final-year students from Funabashi Joho Business College of Technology in Chiba, Japan, as they transition from school to career, Oracle Academy hosted technical and career-related sessions at the Oracle office in Tokyo.
Oracle Academy hosts annual Girls in ICT Day events in Latin America to help young women imagine future careers in information and communication technologies (ICT). The events feature speakers from various Oracle groups, including the Oracle Women’s Leadership program. In 2018, Girls in ICT events in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru drew more than 700 participants.
Earned a 2018 Gold Impact Bite Award for Corporate Citizenship initiatives in Greece for Oracle Academy’s contribution to the Greek educational system.
Won the AMETIC Digital Skills Award in Spain, in the Digital Skills in Education category.
Received the Silver Award for Digital Education and the Bronze Award for Innovation in Education at the 2018 Education Leaders Awards in Greece.