Java Academy is IHK Certified and Expands Digital Offer

First graduates take their final exams digitally during the Corona crisis

Pliezhausen, April 22, 2020: The Java Academy in Mainz has been certified as an IHK training course since the end of 2019. In March, the first graduates took the exam in front of the IHK’s head of further education – completely digital due to the current corona situation. The Java Akademie also focuses on individual support and curricula adapted to the skills of the participants, whether digitally or in person.

The Java Academy is a joint offer with partner Triona in Mainz, where IT-savvy career changers and computer scientists are trained as Java specialists within a few months. The training has a strong focus on practical experience, is paid and after graduation, the participants are guaranteed a permanent position with IT service provider DATAGROUP or Triona.

The quality of the training is now additionally underlined by the IHK certification. Since the end of 2019, the Java Academy is one of the IHK’s training courses and is one of the most comprehensive and longest courses in this category. Graduates of the academy will receive a final certificate as “Java Enterprise Developer IHK”.

“From the very beginning, the focus of our academy was on practice-oriented training that emphasizes the strengths and abilities of the individual,” says Holger Klatt, Managing Director Triona.

The first graduates with IHK degrees were also the first to complete their final presentation digitally. Even though this was initially due to the Corona Pandemic, the Academy plans to further expand its digital aspects in the future. “We train digital experts digitally”, explains Helge Viehof, Managing Director of DATAGROUP in Mainz. “There is an enormous demand for IT experts and by expanding our digital training program we can reach and train more people, even beyond the Mainz area”.

Bereits vor dem Ausbruch bestanden Pläne, eine digitale Version der Java Akademie aufzubauen, mit dem gleichen Fokus auf individuelle Betreuung. Durch die Krise wurden diese Pläne beschleunigt. „Es ist nicht damit getan, Vorträge abzufilmen und online zur Verfügung zu stellen. Eine gute Ausbildung umfasst viel mehr und diesen Qualitätsanspruch halten wir aufrecht.“, so Helge Viehof. Die Teilnehmer tauschen sich regelmäßig digital untereinander und auch individuell mit den Coaches aus. Ebenfalls neu ist die Möglichkeit für Drittunternehmen, eigene Mitarbeiter über die Java Akademie ausbilden zu lassen und so digitale Nachwuchskräfte in den eigenen Reihen zu gewinnen. Gerade in anbetracht der aktuellen Lage spielt dies in vielen Unternehmen eine besondere Rolle.

Already before the outbreak there were plans to build a digital version of the Java Academy, with the same focus on individual support. These plans were accelerated by the crisis. “It is not enough to just film lectures and make them available online. A good education comprises much more than that, and we maintain this quality standard,” says Helge Viehof. The participants regularly exchange information digitally with each other and also individually with the coaches. Another new feature is the possibility for third-party companies to train their own employees via the Java Academy, thus enabling them to train digital junior staff within their own ranks. This is increasingly crucial for many companies, especially in view of the current situation.

Seit dem Start der Akademie absolvierten bereits 50 Teilnehmer die Java Akademie, drei von ihnen nun als IHK Java Enterprise Entwickler.

Since the start of the Academy, 50 participants have already graduated from the Java Academy, three of them now as IHK Java Enterprise developers.


DATAGROUP is one of the leading German IT service companies. Over 2,700 employees at locations across Germany design, implement, and operate IT infrastructures and business applications such as SAP. With its CORBOX product, DATAGROUP is a full-service provider, supporting over 600k global IT workplaces for medium and large enterprises as well as public authorities. The company is growing organically and through acquisitions. The acquisitions strategy is particularly noted for its optimal integration of new companies. DATAGROUP is actively participating in the IT service market’s consolidation process with its “buy and turn around” and its “buy and build” strategy.

About Triona

Since its foundation in 2001, Triona inspires its customers with innovative solutions in software consulting. Triona stands for constructive communication, individual and personal service and successful cooperation at eye level.
Triona GmbH is divided into the following three business areas:

  • Classic IT-Consulting
    Whether Java, JEE, PHP or Android, the consulting team has many years of project experience in a wide range of technical fields.
  • Inhouse Development (Software-/Web Development)
    With software engineering – the engineering production of software products, Triona focuses on individual software for its customers.
  • Java Academy
    Within the scope of the training, the participants will gain knowledge and practical skills in the subject areas “Java Development” and “Java Enterprise Development”.

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