September 25, 2015
Further reinforcing its commitment to military personnel, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has partnered with Warrior Transition Technology Training (WT3), an organization dedicated to placing returning service members in technology positions at Fortune 500 companies. This relationship reinforces SNHU’s commitment to making higher education accessible and applicable to job-market demands, particularly with the military and easing the transition to civilian life. A key component in SNHU’s new undergraduate database administration concentration in IT program, this arrangement provides a pathway for students to sit for three Oracle Certification Exams. These exams, if successfully passed, lead to certification as an Oracle Certified Professional in the area of database administration.
The new concentration in database administration focuses on the development, implementation and administration of database systems – including an understanding of database languages. Additionally, the coursework includes materials and training exercises from Oracle Academy, which are designed to provide a pathway for students to take the Oracle DBA certification exams. With the market for database administrators expected to grow 15% between by 2022*, certification holders will be in great demand.
“Given the amount of underemployment and unemployment among returning service members, we hope that our relationship with WT3 will help close this gap,” explained retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Gary Soldato, AVP, military initiatives at SNHU. “With SNHU providing the technology education and training, and WT3 assisting with job placement opportunities, we’re really focused on improving the military transition to civilian life.”
Specifically for military students, WT3 will deliver Information Technology career guidance, cover the cost of the exams, and provide job placement assistance upon graduation. In fact, five SNHU students have already secured database administration positions at leading corporations before graduating during the initial phases of this program.
“Our mission is to provide our deserving returning Military Service Members with guidance, practical information technology training, certification, and the right career path in the right industry,” said Chris Nichol, Co-Founder, WT3. “Our effort is focused within the information technology sector because that’s where the job growth is happening and the veterans’ skills are a great match.”
Ranked among the top 15 percent of military-friendly schools nationwide, SNHU has dedicated military academic and career advisors, with personal military experience, focused on ensuring the success of military students. SNHU also offers discounts of up to 30 percent for active-duty service members and their spouses, as well as a generous transfer policy and consideration for military training and experience.
Warrior Transition Technology Training (WT3) is dedicated to providing returning US military service members with a guided path to information technology education, professional certification and job placement.
Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to secondary and higher education institutions for teaching use. Faculty can insert these resources into computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. Oracle Academy supports over 2.5 million students in 102 countries.
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