Skip to comments.Amazon to train community college students in cloud computing
Posted on 09/11/2018 8:23:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Amazon is the latest big tech company to help graduate students with the skills that employers want, training some experts say private firms can most easily and effectively provide, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Amazon Web Services is partnering with a group of community colleges in the Los Angeles region to offer a 15-credit certification in the broadening field of cloud computing program. Planners expect the program will be expanded to a two-year degree program soon.
A pilot program was offered last year through a local high school and Santa Monica College, which helped write the curriculum. Amazon also has begun offering a cloud computing program at Northern Virginia Community College.
Facebook, Google and other big technology firms are also collaborating with higher education institutions to provide training in specific areas of computing in hopes of finding producing qualified workers.
Facebook has begun working with two-year institutions such as Des Moines Area Community College, Greenville Technical School in South Carolina and Central New Mexico Community College to train workers in in-demand tech skills. The social media company provides the curriculum and some scholarships. The company found that Greenville-area employers said graduates lacked certain skills and even the students said training was lacking--94% said the skills were important but only 16% said they were excellent.
Google, meanwhile, is working with Udacity to offer free tech and career development courses and with Coursera to launch the Google IT Support Professional Certificate Specialization with scholarships for 10,000 students. It is offering the tech support course through 25 community colleges in seven states. As of June, 40,000 students had enrolled in the course.
At the same time, some high tech companies are hiring college graduates who do not have the specific training their jobs require and instead having them complete an intensive apprentice program.
Los Angeles Times Amazon partners with L.A. community colleges for cloud computing: link
There is no such thing as the cloud.
It’s just someone else’s computer.
having a hard time hiring non Americans? pity
AWS is a big deal. Amazon makes more money off of cloud services than they do from any other enterprise. Last numbers I saw were that Amazon’s profit form AWS is over 50% of their profit.
No thank you. I can buy a 4 terabyte hard drive for 100 bucks. If I dont trust it I can buy another and make a copy.
The laughable “talent shortage” again. /facepalm
Funny how the article doesn’t mention Google, Facebook, or Amazon hiring graduates of their training programs.
Why would they bother with training programs if they didn't need the trainees?
They may be stinking PC libtards, but they are also capitalists, and the wealth of their management depends on the prices of their companies' stocks.
It would be good for everybody if new employees could develop job skills without college debt.
I like keeping my stuff local to me.
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