D’Youville Joins Amazon Web Services Academy to Offer Cloud Computing Training
Buffalo, New York – November 9, 2020 – D’Youville has announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum.
Beginning in January 2021, students and community members can enroll in online courses
that will prepare them to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing industry
and receive industry-recognized AWS Certifications.
“D’Youville is committed to providing our students and community with industry-leading curriculum across a range of disciplines. Our participation in AWS Academy allows us to diversify our offerings and expand opportunities for students interested in cloud-computing,” says Joggeshwar (Jogy) Das, vice president of institutional effectiveness and planning.
The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring that it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices. Courses are taught by AWS Academy-accredited educators who are trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS technology.
Across many industries, the demand for cloud knowledge and skills exceeds the supply, according to AWS Academy. Talent shortages are expected to have severe consequences for individual companies and the communities in which they operate. AWS Academy invests in higher education by providing a cloud curriculum and educator development opportunities to bolster the worldwide talent supply chain and build a bridge between industry and academia.
Additionally, D’Youville has partnered with Workforce Buffalo and other local organizations to offer the courses and ensure the long-term viability of the Western New York workforce. “The Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Development Consortium Inc. is proud to partner with D’Youville and industry partners on the rollout of the new Amazon Web Services (AWS) training,” says Jessica Braunscheidel, the organization’s business services manager.
“As Western New York’s technology hub continues to grow so does the job market for these high demand occupations. We are excited to be able to offer job seekers access to this training so that they can be equipped with the skills to compete for high quality jobs in our local technology sector. We will continue to support our local community with these types of opportunities as we continue to navigate uncertain times together,” Braunscheidel says.
“We are proud to make the AWS Academy curriculum available to our students, Buffalo-area workforce, and well-beyond our region,” said D’Youville President Lorrie A. Clemo, PhD. “The rapid rise of computing is creating a growing number of high-quality jobs at organizations around the world, and the technical skills that students develop through this program will position them well for their careers today and in the future.”
Visit AWS Academy webpage for more information.
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