As tech companies the world over face an acute crunch of skilled workers in the field of cloud computing, retail giant Amazon's cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has decided to go beyond providing training and certification to now help students grab relevant openings in Cloud.
A global initiative called AWS Educate will connect skilled students with employers and provide both with resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning, said Teresa Carlson, vice president, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, at the AWS Re:Invent 2018 event in Las Vegas.
"There are hundreds of thousands of job openings in cloud computing today. 'AWS Educate' will now help students communicate with over 30 potential employers—including Amazon," Carlson said. "With this, AWS Educate goes beyond just training and certification to connect skilled students with the employers and fill the skill gap in cloud-based technologies."
AWS Educate has nearly 30 career pathways organized into four big job families: big data and analytics; cloud architecture; system/engineering support; and software/Web development.
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