Internet Academy Brings Technology to Schools
Internet Academy (OIA) is a partnership between Oracle and secondary
schools to teach high school juniors and seniors Java and database
programming skills. An estimated 6,000 students from 180 schools
around the world will participate in the program this year, including
Lower East Side Prep in Manhattan and Liverpool High School in
After the teachers complete training at the Oracle Internet Academy
Institute, they implement the two-year technology certification
program at their respective high school. The goal is to provide
students valuable skills in the high-tech industry, while improving
their academic standing.
More than 200 teachers from the US, England, Hong Kong, South
Africa and Indonesia received training at the Oracle headquarters
in Redwood City, CA last July. Participating teachers received
140 hours of skills training, 80 hours of intensive at the Oracle
headquarters and 60 hours of online web-based courses. Courses
include, database fundamentals, database programming, Java programming
and Java database applications. In addition, the program focuses
on professional development education to provide students with
skills outside of IT, such as resume writing, job interview skills
and career planning.
Oracle donated approximately $400,000 per school in training,
software, curriculum materials and licensing.
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