Oracle has made a 3-year investment totaling $1.4 billion in direct and in-kind support of computer science education throughout the European Union (EU) member states.
Oracle’s pledge was made in conjunction with the European Commission and DIGITALEUROPE’s launch of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, a multi-stakeholder partnership to bolster computer science (CS) and coding proficiency at all levels within Europe’s workforce pipeline.
The commitment is an extension of Oracle’s pledge in 2013, which trained and empowered 1,246 EU educators to teach computer science, as well as added 203 EU educational institutions to Oracle Academy.
According to Oracle, nearly 1,000 EU educational institutions currently collaborate with Oracle Academy, Oracle’s flagship program in education philanthropy that brings computer science education to nearly 3.1 million students in 110 countries.
As part of its commitment to education in EU member states, Oracle Academy aims to train 1,000 additional EU educators in CS, Java and Database instruction, as well as reach students across an added 1,000 EU educational institutions over the next 3 years.
More information is available about Oracle Academy and the EU Digital Skills and Job Coalition.