Oracle Academy University Day at Strathmore
What are some of the new career breakthroughs in IT? What are some of the advancements that are shaping the world of technology? These were familiar questions which Oracle Corporation sought to give answers to during this years Oracle Academy University day at Strathmore.
Oracle Corporation, one of Strathmores @iLab Africa key industry partners, gave students an insightful talk on career opportunities available in Oracle Corp and the expanse IT field. Oracles reputation surely precedes; they are currently Forbes top 15 worlds most valuable brands. Suffice to mention that the students were rubbing shoulders with the affable.
Through Oracle Academys CSR initiative platform, trainers are trained on courses designed to effectively extend access to computer science curriculum. The program enables faculty members to become proficient in Oracle Academy curriculum and prepares them to train other instructors to deliver the courses to a growing universe of students. This model supports broader learning communities and provides teachers with a proven methodology for bringing computer science education through Oracle Academy curriculum – to their classrooms.
During this years Oracle University day at SU, moderators sought to ask students one question: Are you Job Ready? To further this discussion, the Oracle team led a four hour insightful session; a cum-tour to Oracles workings and open opportunities in the related fields.
Why Oracle? Students develop IT and business skills while using industry-leading software, keeping educators at par with technology and professional development. This is through a comprehensive coverage of topics such as; introduction to Computer Science, Advanced Computer Science, Business Application among others.
Why Certify with Oracle? Oracle is among the leading IT Service providers. Their certification affirms ones expertise in the related field, and hence giving a cutting edge towards ones career and profession.
Giving an overview of Oracles working and career opportunities was Joseph Kanyua, management representative from Oracle, and a Strathmore Business Leadership Management program alumni, who show cased some of ITs fertile grounds stating facts and figures which should put any IT practitioner on watch.
Following suite with the talks were his colleagues; Francis Kuria- A system consultant and an enterprising architect, who spoke of oracle engineered systems on providing complete solutions to customers; Joseph Mwathi- an Alumni of Strathmores Safaricom Academy, who spoke of Oracles Integration on other platforms when it comes to application development; Allen Wangu spoke on Fussion Middleware- the mechanics behind moving from one system to another, and the career opportunities involved; George Muhia spoke on the importance of Analytics; Brian Obinga spoke on Oracle Applications; and lastly, Erick Kimwatan- a Strathmore DBIT Alumni class of 2014 and a Graduates Sales Consultant at Oracle, shared his experience at Strathmore and at Oracles Graduates Program.
Students were advised to watch out for the 2015 Graduates Program, as the next intake kicks in between June- July.