Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and Oracle Academy, 5th best IT company around the World have signed an agreement to train 45,000 students in 150 institutions across Punjab.
Irfan Qaiser, Chairman of TEVTA and country head Oracle Pakistan Syed Azam Abidi were present on occasion. With this agreement, TEVTA aimed to start ORACLE Academy programs into 150 institutions of Punjab where IT is a main part of the curriculum. Azam said that Oracle Academy advances computer science education globally to drive knowledge, innovation and skill development in technology fields. He added the academy will offer a free and complete portfolio of software and curriculum.
Whereas, Irfan Qaiser while speaking on occasion said:
“TEVTA is trying its best to make Technical and Vocational training more accessible for our youth throughout the province. We hope that by integrating the world-class computer science curriculum provided by Oracle Academy into our training programs, we can boost the confidence of our students and equip them with 21st-century skills which are imperative for successful careers.”
TEVTA will get Oracle software, Oracle Academy curriculum resources and faculty training for teaching Not-for-Profit Academic use only. Further, he said that TEVTA will also receive full academic curriculum, foundational concepts, skills and technologies, such as Java and Database. He said that the faculty of the colleges will receive free training from Oracle Academy trainers and in this way will upgrade their professional skills and knowledge as well.
Oracle Country Head Azam Abidi observed that the agreement between TEVTA and the Oracle Academy would enable hundreds of teachers and students in Punjab to learn new skills and develop core computing knowledge which is aligned with industry demands.
The four months training program will be offered free of cost which would benefit young individuals to get better job opportunities in IT sector not only in Pakistan but in other countries as well.
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