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Newsbyte: SAP Australia and New Zealand and University of Queensland team up to increase students’ industry skills

SYDNEY, Australia - SAP Australia and New Zealand announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with The University of Queensland (UQ) to increase the workplace opportunities available to UQ students.

Under the agreement, UQ will offer SAP uAcademy courses to its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and business students.

UQ’s Head of the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), Professor Paul Strooper, said that providing students with the option to study SAP uAcademy curriculum will ensure they have relevant and highly sought after industry skills.

"The skills gained through uAcademy will not only support the Queensland workforce, but also Australian and global industry demands," Professor Strooper said. "This collaboration between UQ and SAP will allow us to offer our students comprehensive training on SAP solutions, in a convenient and cost-effective manner."

The new curriculum represents SAP Education’s latest flexible learning program. Under the uAcademy program, UQ students are provided with access to a self-paced learning environment, enabling them to achieve expertise in specific SAP solution areas.

SAP’s Education Director, Francesca Salvo said that as SAP continues to innovate new technologies are launched into the marketplace.

"Mobility, database, applications development and cloud computing are seen as key skills in the ever-changing business environment," Ms Salvo said.

"Partnering with the University of Queensland to provide the SAP uAcademy program will increase the much-needed SAP-skilled workforce in Queensland."

Information Technology student, Ulrich Magura said undertaking SAP’s uAcademy program would provide him with employment leverage upon graduation.

"When I graduate, I hope to gain employment within the process engineering field," Mr Magura said. "For engineers in process engineering, there is the need to understand the SAP system in order to configure Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) links with the visualization and automation systems."

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