Oracle’s Role in Shaping Future Talent

20 August, 6:00am - 6:30am UTC | Fireside Chat
External Collaborations and Partnerships

Join the UIIN Fireside Chat with Kaushika Jayalath as he delves into the transformative partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and Oracle. Discover how this collaboration is revolutionising education by providing students with hands-on experience and industry-ready skills.

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Swinburne University of Technology and Oracle have forged a groundbreaking partnership aimed at preparing students for the competitive job market. This collaboration transcends the traditional relationship, positioning Oracle as a strategic partner in Swinburne’s mission to offer authentic, practical learning opportunities. With a focus on bridging the digital skills gap, this initiative empowers students across various disciplines, enhancing their employability with digital badges and official Oracle certifications.

What you will learn

  • Strategic Industry Collaboration: Understand how Oracle is moving beyond being just a technology vendor to becoming a strategic partner in education.
  • Digital Skills Empowerment: Learn how the integration of ERP, HCM, and CX modules into Swinburne’s curriculum is bridging the digital skills gap and enhancing student employability.
  • Real-World Experiences: Discover the unique opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies and earn digital badges and official Oracle certifications.
  • Future-Ready Education: Explore how this partnership aligns with Swinburne’s Horizon 2025 strategy, nurturing industry-ready professionals equipped to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.

Speaker biography

Kaushika jayalath

Kaushika Jayalath, Enterprise Solutions Consultant, Oracle Corporation & Non Executive Director, CPA Australia

Kaushika is a Solutions Consultant at Oracle Corporation specialising in cloud technology solutions to drive enterprise transformations, business process improvement and sustainable change management. He is also a Non Executive Director of CPA Australia and has previously held a series of senior finance, accounting, business analysis and project management roles in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about bridging the digital skills gap, Kaushika is an industry mentor and guest speaker at Monash University, Swinburne University and the University of Queensland.

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A UIIN Fireside Chat is a 30-minute long, interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.