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Oracle’s Commitment to Education Continues with the Opening of Design Tech High School

Mark Hurd | Design Tech High School Opening
Mark Hurd at the celebration of the new Design Tech High School on Oracle’s campus.

On January 9, 2018, Design Tech High School (d.tech), the first public high school located on a technology campus, opened at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, California. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd joined members of d.tech, along with Oracle CEO Safra Catz and other Oracle colleagues, to celebrate the opening of the new d.tech building.

d.tech will house 550 students and 40 staff members. Student curriculum will emphasize science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and techniques for collaborative problem-solving using a design-thinking approach. The new state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building includes a unique feature called the “Design Realization Garage,” a two-story maker space and fabrication lab where students can work with their peers and faculty on projects using workbenches, vices, band saws, sewing machines, laser cutters, computers, 3D printers, and electronics. d.tech will remain fully autonomous in its new home on Oracle’s campus and Oracle technologists, project managers, and other professionals will volunteer their time to coach and mentor students through the Oracle Education Foundation’s program.

Oracle and its employees have a longstanding commitment to education — a key initiative of Oracle’s philanthropic efforts. Oracle has pledged more than $200 million in direct and in-kind support to benefit more than 232,000 students nationwide through its corporate citizenship programs, including Oracle Academy, Oracle Education Foundation, Oracle Giving, Oracle Volunteers, Oracle Women’s Leadership, and Oracle Diversity and Inclusion. Through Oracle Academy, more than 3.5 million students in 120 countries are learning about technology.

Learn more about Oracle’s work to advance education and other community initiatives here.

Watch highlights from the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Oracle Citizenship Twitter page or learn more about the project on Oracle Voice.