Oracle Sees Skillful Future
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[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Oracle Australia and Higher Ed Systems have launched Learn-IT Online, an initiative to provide Australian universities with access to 600 IT industry certification and professional development training courses, learner management software, and support services.
The initiative was endorsed by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee and launched by senator Richard Alston.
According to Phil Kiely, Oracle Corporation Australia's managing director and chair of the IT&T Industry Training Advisory Board, the IT industry skills shortage "is the most serious skills crisis Australia has ever faced and one that could have far reaching ramifications for the economy."
"Keeping abreast of the competencies required in a rapidly changing industry is a major issue. Through the HES Learn-IT Online initiative, Oracle is delivering [an] enterprise-wide solution that will allow students to move from education into the marketplace with the desired skills already in place," he said.
Learn-IT Online is based on the NETg suite of online courseware.