Prenosimo vijest iz Oracle Academy Newslettera za svibanj 2016. u kojem su opisane aktivnosti našeg partnera, lokalnog ogranka Oracle Academy, pod vodstvom Darka Jurekovića, koji uspješno surađuje s HUJAK-om.
Vezana vijest: prvi Oracle Academy dan u Hrvatskoj
Croatia Focuses on Computer Science Education
Croatia is advancing computer science by introducing Oracle Academy across its schools nationwide. Since the first Oracle Academy Day event in February, Oracle Academy has been introducing educators and students to core academic computer science curriculum, leveraging vendor neutral tools and industry-leading Oracle technologies, to help make a difference in their long term education and potential career pathways.
On February 12, 2016, the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing hosted an Oracle Academy Day event with Oracle Academy to bring into focus the topic of Big Data, exploring the demand for data-oriented professionals across a wide range of industries, organizations, and disciplines, and the unprecedented use of technology to support data-driven decision-making. Twenty-two additional institutions from Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina joined the event via live-streaming.
Throughout March, Oracle Academy continued to support the momentum of Croatia’s focus on computer science education. On March 14–18, 2016, Oracle Academy organized Java Foundations training for educators from Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina at the University College Algebra, Croatia. “The main value of Oracle Academy courses to us is providing students with knowledge and skills that increase their employability by making them more attractive for prospective employers in the IT industry,” Frane Urem, Ph.D, Vice Dean, Senior Lecturer, Polytechnic of Šibenik, Croaita. The next Java Foundations training is scheduled for May 9–13, 2016, at Faculty of Sciences, Split, Croatia.
On March 16, 2016, the e-Skills for Jobs initiative in Croatia was presented to the President of Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, another significant milestone to increase STEM studies in Croatia. Grabar Kitarović supports the initiative because the current number of computer science graduates in Croatia does not meet the demand of the local IT labor market. The e-skills initiative will help contribute to the IT industry growth, provide a more stable labor market, and create the opportunity for Croatia’s global competitiveness in the IT sector. Oracle Academy is proud to be a member of this initiative to help more graduates enter the growing IT labor market.
On March 21–25, Education and Teacher Training Agency (ETTA) organized a national programming competition for K-12 students to coincide with the annual ICT conference. Computer science teachers from primary and secondary schools joined the event in Primošten, Croatia. Students competed in three categories of algorithms, IT basics, and application development. The winners were invited to represent Croatia at the International Olympiad in Informatics. Oracle Academy supported the conference and provided awards for the National Finals’ competition winners.
Oracle Academy will continue to support Croatia and its Oracle Academy members through a variety of free trainings for continuous learning and development of educators, including Alice and Greenfoot workshops. The workshops are ideal for teachers who have never taught computer science or for those experienced computer science educators who want to refresh their skills using the tools and techniques employed in our courses.