IRVINE, California, June 12, 2017 – Zumasys, the parent company of jBASE and a leading provider of MultiValue software and cloud computing solutions for business-critical applications, announced today that Indiana-based Ivy Tech Community College has collaborated with Cook Medical and Zumasys to integrate jBASE, a MultiValue database management system, into its Software Development certificate program. Specifically, jBASE is being used to simulate real-world programming scenarios.
With training and assistance from Zumasys, Ivy Tech Community College developed a curriculum that challenged Ivy Tech students with problem-solving projects to prepare them for careers in manufacturing management at companies such as Cook Medical.
“The partnership with Cook Medical and Zumasys creates opportunities for students to learn skills with immediate practicality in the workplace,” said Jennie Vaughan, chancellor at Ivy Tech, Bloomington. “Our students are learning high-demand skills so they are career-ready on graduation day. This is not only important for the success of our students, but also further develops a skilled workforce in Indiana.”
Under the leadership of Associate Professor, Dr. Diana Nixon, students mastered foundational programming skills in jBASE. The course culminated in a final project that required students to write programs for employee time-entry and customer order management.
“Attracting new developers to MultiValue is a top priority for the market and we are excited by the potential of this program,” said Paul Giobbi, President of Zumasys. “The native architecture of jBASE appeals to new developers familiar with NoSQL databases and this is an excellent way to expose up and coming technicians and programmers to the power of MultiValue.”
“Cook uses jBASE to manage many aspects of its business, such as inventory management,” said Dave Breedlove, Vice President of Information Technology at Cook Medical. “Programs like this spotlight the power of community partnership. These students’ creative problem-solving on this program offers valuable insight. We need employees with jBASE experience, and these students show significant potential.”
Multiple students from the class will be offered an internship at Cook Medical, with an opportunity to earn a full-time position after successful completion of the internship.
Zumasys’ vision is to be the most trusted and respected partner in the communities we serve. By sharing the power of purpose, we inspire people to pursue “happyness” and redefine how businesses contribute to society. Our people-first approach to technology has contributed to our steady growth and consistent industry recognition, including being ranked #1 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work for Giving Back in 2016. Through our Happyness is a Choice program, we’ve given away nearly $1M to 250 nonprofit organizations and individuals across the globe.
About Cook Medical
Since 1963 Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today, Cook Medical combines medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to help the world’s healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently. Cook Medical has always remained family owned so that it has the freedom to focus on what it cares about: its patients, its employees and its communities.