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Oracle Debuts CS Education Resources to Build Workforce Skills

As more employers look to hire individuals with IT skills, Oracle is investing in helping education institutions to develop the next generation of computer science leaders. The new Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give institutional members free access to the Oracle Cloud Free Tier.

Educators will be able to experiment with the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The Oracle Academy is tailored to the "unique requirements of educational instructions and educators."

The new offering also provides:

  • Developer access to program in Oracle Application Express (APEX), Java, Node.js and Python
  • $300 in free cloud credits for a full year for educators and students for over 20 cloud services for infrastructure, databases, application development, analytics, integration, content and experience, management and security.
  • Free training for educators and comprehensive Oracle Autonomous Database curriculum for students.
  • Simple signup for Oracle Cloud Free Tier, and educators will be able to easily create free student accounts.

"As workforce demands become more tech-centric, computing education is increasingly important for all students. Providing educators with free training, as well as access to the cloud and innovative technology like Oracle Autonomous Database, offers a springboard to success for the millions of students Oracle Academy reaches every year," said Elizabeth Snyder, vice president of Oracle Human Resources and Philanthropy.

Oracle Academy is expected to launch in early 2020. Individuals and institutions are now able to register for program on the Oracle site.

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