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TAFE offers Red Hat Linux training to students

  • 09 February, 2005 09:17

<p>Sydney- 9 February 2005 – Red Hat has made its Linux training more accessible with two TAFE institutes adopting the Red Hat Academy program, Red Hat's tailored education program for schools, TAFE's and universities. Both TAFE Tasmania and Chisholm Institute in Melbourne will be offering Linux training through Red Hat Academy courses in 2005.</p>
<p>Red Hat Academy offers educational institutions a web-delivered, performance-based academic curriculum for teaching Linux and open source technology. The Academy subscription is available for academic degree and/or continuing education/workforce development programs in accredited high schools, colleges, universities, vocational institutions and economic development organisations worldwide.</p>
<p>Peter Durie, Services Manager for Red Hat Australia/New Zealand said, “Academic institutions are a natural channel to introduce Linux knowledge and skills. And because the Red Hat Academy curriculum is based upon the Red Hat Certified Engineer program, the training is practical, hands-on and performance-focused, as well as being industry recognised.”</p>
<p>Chisholm Institute will start offering Red Hat courses in the second term of 2005. The introduction of Red Hat Academy at Chisholm Institute has been funded under the 2004 Sustainable Enterprise Development Program of the Victorian Office of Training and Tertiary Education.</p>
<p>Rosie Ryan, Manager, Information Technology and Multimedia at Chisholm Institute said, “We recognised that Linux is a growing area and that imbedding this training into existing programs would provide students with the most up-to-date skills possible.”</p>
<p>TAFE Tasmania is offering both online and on-campus study options, with enrolments taking place in early February. TAFE Tasmania will be the first training provider in that state to offer Red Hat training.</p>
<p>TAFE Tasmania Information Technology Team Leader, Stan Kaine said, “By offering Red Hat training we are demonstrating TAFE Tasmania’s commitment to ensuring that the training we offer is at the cutting edge of IT development. Importantly, this also ensures that Tasmanian IT professionals are well positioned to take advantage of this cost-effective operating system in whatever field they work – from large corporations through to small business and home office environments.”</p>
<p>Educational institutions interested in finding out more about the Red Hat Academy program, should go to www.redhat.com/training/academy or phone Red Hat Global Learning Services on 1800-RED-HAT (1800-733-428) or +61-2-8923-2800.</p>
<p>Students interested in enrolling in the Red Hat Academy programs should call:
Chisholm Institute – 1800 444 220
TAFE Tasmania – 1300 655 305</p>
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<p>For further information:</p>
<p>Red Hat
Angela Eggleton
Text 100
(02) 9956 5733
angela.eggleton@text100.com.au</p>
<p>Chisholm Institute
Jo Saunders
Manager – Marketing and Corporate Communications Chisholm Institute
(03) 9212 5059
j.saunders@chisholm.vic.edu.au</p>
<p>TAFE Tasmania
Kate Dean
Manager – Media and Public Relations, Institute of TAFE Tasmania
(03) 6336 2707
kate.dean@tafe.tas.edu.au</p>
<p>About Red Hat.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: www.redhat.com</p>

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