All scholarship recipients are given the opportunity to attend the Mainframe Academy, an accelerated, vendor-agnostic program offered by CA Technologies that arms IT professionals with core programming skills to manage mainframe environments.
“Amazing innovation happens when exceptional technology is combined with passion and talent. This year marks 50 years of the mainframe running the most mission critical applications in the world on an advanced, rich platform which is evidence to the results that System z delivers,” said Michael Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “We are pleased to invest in the next generation of technologists that will continue to revolutionize the mainframe and deliver a new class of trailblazing solutions that will continue to drive so many of the vital transactions we engage with every day.”
Dambis and Sadek are studying engineering at the University of Nevada, LV and the Rzeszów University of Technology in Poland, respectively. Both were chosen based on their experience, career goals, creativity and problem-solving skills.
The scholarship program is open to applicants around the world and is part of CA Technologies ongoing commitment to help increase the skilled workforce and invest in the future of mainframe. The Mainframe Academy curriculum prepares recipients with the skills they need to seek employment in the mainframe sector in a variety of industries including banking, financial services and in the public sector – all of which still rely heavily on the mainframe to run mission-critical IT processes. Candidates interested in the 2015 program may apply here.