Dell EMC

Dell EMC

DELL EMC collaborates with colleges and universities worldwide under the External Research and Academic Alliance, a program in the Corporate Office of the CTO. The Academic Alliance program focus helps prepare students for successful careers in a transforming IT industry. We offer a unique ‘open’ curriculum-based education on a number of technology topics such as cloud computing, big data analytics, and information storage and management. All courseware and faculty training are offered at no cost to qualifying higher education institutions. Officially launched in 2006, the Academic Alliance partners’ network has grown to more than 2.600 institutions, in over 90 countries. Faculty participants have delivered Dell EMC courseware to more than 500,000 students globally. Dell EMC pledges support to the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition under our Academic Alliance program, by strengthening alliances with our existing member institutions in Europe and encouraging new institutions to enroll, which will enable faculty to offer the Dell EMC ICT skills to a greater number of students.


Pledge Category

Digital skills in education

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO

Dell EMC

Dell EMC enables digital transformation with trusted solutions for the modern data center.

Qualitative Impact

Continue to offer free advanced technology curriculum on specialized ICT skills to institutions of higher education that are members of the program.
Continue to offer a limited number of discounted student certification vouchers for Dell EMC Proven Professional associate certifications that correspond to the Dell EMC courses that are delivered through the program.

Quantitative Impact

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

No evidence available about the progress.


Milestone name Completion date Status
Have academic alliance regional managers promote the program to institutions of higher education and track new member enrollments by year per country. 31/12/2017 N/A
Have academic alliance regional managers strengthen our alliances with our existing member institutions to collect student data so we can track number of students educated through the program by institution. 31/12/2018 N/A