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Amazon.com Expands AWS Offerings to Continue Helping Students Pursue Cloud-Related Career Pathways

Amazon.com Expands AWS Offerings to Continue Helping Students Pursue Cloud-Related Career Pathways

Amazon.com has announced an expansion of the resources it offers through its company Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to better help students around the world pursue cloud-related career pathways.

"AWS Educate now offers students a more direct way to put their cloud knowledge to use with over 25 self-paced content modules known as 'Cloud Career Pathways,' which are made up of instructional videos, lab exercises, online courses, whitepapers, and podcasts,” according to TheStreetInsider.com.

Specifically, the modules aim to steer students toward Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer and Analytics and Big Data Specialist jobs.

"We’ve designed Cloud Career Pathways that will help students get targeted experience and skills, and placed those side-by-side with relevant jobs from some of the most in-demand technology employers today,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS said to The Street Insider.

According to AWS’ site, its mission is to help the next generation of cloud professionals get their foot in the door:

"With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors."

After students complete the modules available via AWS, they then receive badges and certificates on their profiles that can be used on job applications; students can easily find related jobs using the AWS Educate Job Board.

At the moment, AWS Educate is available to students, educators and institutions in United States, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, China, and India with more availability to be coming soon.

Students interested in using AWS Educate can apply to become a member here

Nicole Gorman, Senior Education World Contributor

10/19/2016

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