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Oracle Invests $1.4B to Support EU Computer Science Education Efforts

technology-cyber-cloud-computerOracle will invest $1.4 billion in direct and in-kind to support computer science education across member states of the European Union in support of efforts to educate 3.1 million students in 110 countries.

Oracle said Thursday the contract, that includes a one-year base period and four option years, will look to offer CS, Java and Database instruction training for EU educators and students.

DIGITALEUROPE and the European Commission have also launched the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” which was established to boost coding and computer science proficiency of Europe’s workforce.

“Over the last ten years, we’ve seen the demand for workers with computer science and coding skills grow by four percent each year,” said John Higgins, DIGITALEUROPE director general.

“Today’s announcement continues our momentum to advance digital education and increase diversity in technology fields globally,” noted Alison Derbenwick Miller, vice president of Oracle Academy.

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