The Prince Sultan University, based in Saudi Arabia, has joined forces with Red Hat to provide graduates with increased skills.
The university is collaborating with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, to create the King Salman Education for Employment Programme.
The Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education programme designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum programme.
The King Salman Education for Employment Programme at the university supports recent college graduates who need more practical training to compete in today’s job market.
Last month HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, laid the cornerstone for the new King Salman Centre for Education for Employment building at Prince Sultan University.
This centre is seen as an important national development project that contributes to building a generation capable of achieving the objectives of economic development in Saudi Arabia.
The Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centres for enterprise-ready talent by supplying them with training.
For more than a decade, the academy has supplied high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide that have required hands-on instruction, performance-based testing, and instructor support.
The academy’s web-based curriculum helps create competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.
Eng. Ibrahim Al Ghemlas, Director of the Community Services and Continuing Education Centre at Prince Sultan University, said: “Red Hat is a multinational software company providing open source solutions to the enterprise community.
“They will be collaborating with us to offer multiple certification programs in System Administration and OpenStack Administration.
“Red Hat is an exciting addition to our King Salman Education for Employment academies and we look forward to a long and beneficial collaboration with Red Hat.”
Ken Goetz, vice president, Global Training and Certification, Red Hat, said: “We’re pleased to have Prince Sultan University join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program.
“To help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills, we work closely with a variety of educational institutions.
“We look forward to continued collaboration with Prince Sultan University as an important member of Red Hat’s training and certification ecosystem.”