“Oracle announced Oracle Cloud Free Tier, including new Always Free services for anyone to try the world’s first self-driving database and Gen 2 Cloud infrastructure for an unlimited time. Oracle Academy Institutional member educators and their students will be able to access these cloud services and free cloud credits through a new Oracle Academy Cloud Program. The program includes new training for teachers and curriculum centered around Oracle Autonomous Database to help learners deepen their understanding, expand their skillset, and gain hands-on experience using the world’s first and only self-driving database.
Oracle Academy is preparing to add these offerings to help increase computing knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience just as it releases new research today with Burning Glass Technologies that highlights a consistently increasing demand for IT skills in industries beyond technology.
“Nearly nine in ten jobs requiring IT skills now fall outside of the traditional tech sector, according to the latest study by Oracle Academy and Burning Glass Technologies,” said Elizabeth Snyder, vice president, Oracle Human Resources and Philanthropy. “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.”