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Amazon Wants to Train 29 Million People to Work in the Cloud


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Amazon plans to help train 29 million people worldwide to work in cloud computing over the next four years.

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Amazon plans to help train 29 million people worldwide to work in the cloud by 2025, by building on existing programs and adding new ones in collaboration with nonprofits, schools, and others.

The online retailer said the goal is to equip people with the skills for working in cloud computing at client companies aiming to fill high-technology positions.

Amazon added that the free training could help people preparing for entry-level support positions, or expand existing engineers' expertise in areas like machine learning or cybersecurity.

Cloud computing has become a core capability for many companies as they accelerate their adoption of digital tools.

Amazon Web Services' Teresa Carlson said, "We need our customers to have the right skills if they're going to go through a digital transformation."

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