This effort combines ICTACT's I-Mentor Programme, a school College mentoring programme to nurture etchers and students in schools and colleges across Tamil Nadu, and the Oracle Academy's Java Fundamentals curriculum and "Getting Started with Java Using Alice" workshops to help foster student knowledge and interest in Computer Science, engineering and technology.
Faculty and students in this programme will be able to participate in training activities, have access to free down loadable software and curriculum, also take part in school level and regional level student quizzes and competitions, showcase their projects and participate in career guidance and counselling programmes.
The Oracle academy has announced their new Java curriculum earlier this year as a part of Oracle's longstanding commitment to supporting education that helps students graduate with industry-relevant skills that prepare them for 21st century careers. Oracle helps 1.9 million students in 97 countries, including 150,099 students from 441 educational institutions across Country.
It has also supported more than a million students across the world, enabling them to gain industry-relevant skills for successful IT careers.
Senior Director of Oracle Education Initiatives, Oracle Asia Pacific said "We have been working towards improving the quality of the talent pool emerging out of schools and colleges in Tamil Nadu to meet the needs of local industry. By working with Oracle India and the Oracle Academy and utilizing our I-Mentor Programme, we can help prepare highly skilled graduates and assist the growth of the ICT Industry in the state."
"By working with ICTACT and leveraging their I-Mentor Program, we can engage students in Tamil Nadu schools and colleges to pique their interests in Computer science and technology careers and help build a highly skilled workforce", he added.