JKUAT students have been impelled to take oracle certification as a step towards positioning and equipping themselves with new skills that will make them competitive in job market especially in companies that run oracle based systems.
Speaking during the boot camp held at JKUAT on July 17, 2019 aimed at sensitizing students on the oracle certificate courses available, Oracle’s Senior Solutions Engineer, Winnie Rutto, urged students to enroll for the oracle certified courses saying, the courses would ensure they are competent enough to run oracle based systems, while improving their attractiveness to potential employers.
“Students with good skills are easily employable in IT based companies and industries. You just have to find your niche,” she asserted.
With the rising demand of certified personnel across the country, many companies have been forced to export talent from as far as Asia, she said, calling upon the students to step up their efforts in terms of familiarity with new hardware further adding that the oracle certification would be crucial to them in curving a niche in the ever evolving technological world.
Oracle, Strategic Initiative Leader, Elly Mathenge said that the company also offers a one-year internship to students which would be beneficial to them in acquiring vital working experience in a job environment. The internship, she envisaged, would be instrumental to students securing employment at the Oracle Company.
Jewelle Kimotho, a former intern and now an employee at Oracle, said that no student who would pass through the internship programme was assured of employment, urging the students to be thorough, hardworking and keen to detail stating, that is what set her on the path to employment.
JKUAT Research, Consultancy and Training, ICT policy, Caroline Kibaki said that the event was a good opportunity for the students to grow in terms of expertise, adding that it would enhance their capabilities to reach their full potential.
“We look forward to more partnerships that will benefit our students,” she concluded.
On the impact of the event, Joshua Muteti, Fourth year Information Technology student, said he was appreciative of the event as it was interactive and he learnt about the Oracle databases and oracle certification which would set him apart from his peers.