Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) has joined an international project to expand students' skills on rapid application development and their future career opportunities.
The Erasmus+ project RAD-Skills "KA220-HED Embracing rapid application development (RAD) skills opportunity as a catalyst for employability and innovation" was launched at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH) with Oracle and 4 European universities: Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin, Ireland), Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech, Estonia), Riga Technical University (RTU, Latvia) and University of Rijeka (UNIRI/EFRI, Croatia). The project aims to expand students' career opportunities by developing foundational and intermediary courses for Rapid application development (RAD) with a focus on Oracle APEX technology, emphasizing rapid development of Web and mobile applications. The courses will be developed in close cooperation with businesses.
Since the start of the project, Oracle Academy specialists have trained a group of teachers from each partnering university, who based on the acquired and existing knowledge will create two 3 ECTS credit modules for teaching basic and advanced database development for Web-based applications using Oracle APEX low-code platform. The new course modules will be included in the study programs of all partnering universities. At TalTech the courses will be offered to students of School of Information Technology, but not limited. Students will gain knowledge and practical skills in developing Web-applications backed up by data, and through the latter can expand their future career options.
Several networking events with businesses are planned for the project, including an international conference of the project held in 2024 and organized by VILNIUS TECH with open participation to students, teachers, researchers, and business representatives of partnering universities and beyond.
The main project coordinator is prof. Diana Kalibatiene (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, VILNIUS TECH, Vilnius, Lithuania), and at TalTech the project is led by elected associate professor Tarmo Robal.