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Delawareans, boost your tech career with Tech Impact’s new Java and Oracle courses

Upskilling opportunities are available with the tech training nonprofit's certification programs at Delaware Technical Community College starting this month.

An ITWorks graduating class. (Photo courtesy of Tech Impact)

This is a sponsored guest post written by Becca Johnson, Tech Impact's managing director of programs and philanthropy.

Update: The Java certification course start date has been changed to Tuesday, April 20. (4/9/21, 10:40 a.m.)
Delawareans who want to advance their technology careers and boost their skills, take note.

Free technology training programs are changing the lives of Delaware residents by increasing their lifetime earning potential and creating a skilled, diverse talent pool needed to support the state’s growing technology industry.

The nonprofit Tech Impact, through its Tech Hire Delaware service, is offering two free training courses starting this month to qualified candidates. These trainings are made possible through America’s Promise funding in partnership with Delaware Technical Community College and Delaware Department of Labor, designed to help Delaware create a strong and diverse tech talent pool.

Tech Hire Delaware is currently seeking mid-level tech professionals to fill upcoming Java and Oracle certificate programs provided through Delaware Technical Community College. The programs also include career counseling to help with interview skills, resume building and workplace etiquette.

The courses start April 20 and April 27. Don’t miss out on these free, high-quality programs that will help to advance your skill set and move your career forward.

Java Certificate Program

  • When: Evening classes start Tuesday, April 20
  • Where: Remote
  • Cost: Free

This comprehensive course introduces software engineering using the Java programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Learn primitive and non-primitive data types, control flow constructs, built-in class libraries, and event-driven programming methods. Create and manipulate objects and classes and learn how to use object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Learn how to design, create, build, and debug Java applications and applets. Apply algorithmic thinking to solve programming problems. Implement syntax rules in Java programs and explain variables and data types used in program development and more.

This program is designed for students with some programming experience and/or those who work at a banking or technology company and are seeking upward mobility.

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for a variety of positions, including:

  • Java developer
  • Front-end developer
  • Software engineer

Entry-level Java developers are estimated to earn $55,190 annually (or $28.31 per hour), according to the Department of Labor.

Apply to this course

Database Development and Management (Oracle) Certification

  • When: Evening classes start Tuesday, April 27
  • Where: Remote
  • Cost: Free

This Oracle Certification course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as an Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) for Oracle Database 12c. Topics include an introduction to Oracle Database SQL, using statements and functions to manage data, and fundamentals of database administration. Students will install, administer, and understand the Oracle database architecture and how its components work and interact with one another. Students should have a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and internet navigation, and a desire to learn about and work with data management.

This program is designed for:

  • Students who want to take the first steps in gaining foundation knowledge and practical experience in setting up, administering, and troubleshooting an Oracle database
  • Students who are seeking certification at the entry level
  • Students who endeavor to increase database productivity with demonstrated skill proficiency resulting from successful completion of the Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate credential

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for a variety of positions, including:

  • Database administrator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Database developer

Database administrators are estimated to earn $89,930 annually (or $43.23 per hour), according to the Department of Labor.

Apply to this course

Tech Impact also recently put 250 individuals in free IT training through the state’s Forward Delaware initiative. Learn more about Tech Impact at its website.

Companies: Delaware Technical Community College / Tech Impact

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