Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways and AWS Educate Prepare Students for Cloud Careers
To prepare students with the skills needed to address the massive growth and job opportunities in cloud, cyber security, and computer science, Amazon Web Services has collaborated with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to create Kentucky Cloud Career Pathways.
This state-wide collaboration among government, education, nonprofit, and the private sector, provides blended learning and online learning, internships, apprenticeships, jobs, and other opportunities in cloud computing for Kentucky’s K-12 students and adult learners.
“Cloud computing provides not only the opportunity to create new companies with little or no capital needed, but also new career pathways for citizens,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, AWS. “Since launching our AWS Educate program, which helps educators and students use real-world technology in the classroom to prepare students to enter the cloud workforce, we’ve seen students around the world jump at the opportunity to get hands-on cloud experience. We are thrilled to be a part of Kentucky’s drive to develop cloud-enabled workforce, and hope that other states look to this model as an inspiration.”
As part of the program, AWS Educate will steer Kentucky students to private sector employers through the AWS Educate Job Board, which includes computer science jobs and internships from top technology companies.
AWS Educate is also working in partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to provide new cloud-based curriculum for schools and short videos for students showcasing various cloud computing careers. For teachers and faculty, new professional development opportunities will be provided starting in summer 2018 to help teachers bring cloud computing skills to their students.