In January 2018, the BUILD-IT project and Oracle Academy jointly conducted two intensive, five-day Oracle Database Foundation Train-the-Trainer courses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. These courses provided faculty members from BUILD-IT academic partners with a deep technical knowledge in database technology and demonstrated a database curriculum that uses a practical, hands-on and engaging approach to teaching. Faculty were provided with various training activities including projects challenging participants to design, implement, and demonstrate a database solution for a business organization.
These activities gave them a better understanding of the curriculum, as well as the teaching methodology, from a student’s perspective. At the end of the workshop, 38 faculty members were awarded an Oracle Academy certificate, which enables them to teach Oracle Academy curriculum with full free access to the teaching and learning resources. A similar Oracle Database Foundation Train-the-Trainer Course will be offered in Danang in fall 2018.
As database technology is changing and modernizing rapidly with the popularity of big data and high performance computing, faculty in the area of information technology must be retrained to catch up with new technology trends. With this retraining, universities in Vietnam will be better at preparing students to meet the growing need for employees skilled in computer technologies in Vietnam ‒ one of the country's key workforce challenges.
By Ngo Minh Ngoc