What is the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program?

The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program is for top-tier cloud educators who serve as ambassadors and evangelists for AWS Educate. These leaders share their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing with other educators at their institution, in their community, and around the world. Cloud Ambassadors are recognized in the education community, receive additional professional development, and are eligible for exclusive benefits for helping other educators provide cloud computing learning experiences for their students to prepare them for the modern workforce.  

Educators are chosen to join the program who:

  • Are experienced users of AWS academically or commercially
  • Have experience teaching students cloud computing concepts
  • Are willing to share their experience with the AWS Educate community
  • Are excited about participating in an educator community focused on furthering cloud education and preparing students for the modern workforce

Applications for the 2020 cohort open on February 3, 2020 and close on March 16, 2020.
 

Member Benefits

Professional Development

  • Special training at select AWS Events
  • Incremental AWS Promotional Credit
  • Quarterly Tech Talks with AWS service teams
  • Collaboration with AWS and other Cloud Ambassadors on content development

Exclusive Access

  • Early access, under NDA, to select AWS services
  • Invitations to exclusive AWS events
  • Limited edition swag and gear
  • Access to AWS leadership
  • Discounted registration rate for AWS re:Invent

Recognition

  • Recognition at AWS events
  • Special designation in the AWS Educate portal
  • Inclusion in AWS Educate marketing
  • Ability to share thought leadership with the AWS Educate global community

BCIT Uses AWS Educate

To fuel the pipeline of technologists entering the workforce, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) uses AWS Educate to bring innovative tech to its students.

Trinity College Dublin

Donal O'Mahoney of Trinity College Dublin describes how AWS Educate gives him the flexibility to expose students to the normal AWS experience but in an academic-friendly way.

NOVA Launches First Cloud Degree

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) rolled out a Cloud Computing specialization as part of its Information Systems Technology Associate of Applied Science degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program is available in all locations where AWS Educate is available. The program is available to AWS Educate educator members who are employed at a public or private school, college, university, or nonprofit agency/organization. To avoid conflicts of interest, superintendents, college or university presidents, and other top-level leaders of organizations are ineligible for the program given their official roles for purchasing decisions. Exceptions are evaluated on a case by case basis by the AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program team and the AWS legal team.

    If you are not a member of AWS Educate, sign up today.

  • To become an AWS Educate Faculty Ambassador, educators must:

    • Be a member of AWS Educate. If you are not a member, sign up.
    • During the annual submission period, complete a brief Faculty Ambassador application in the AWS Educate educator portal. Annual submission periods are in Q1 of each year.
    • Create and submit an original video answering questions provided in the application. An example can be found in the AWS Educate educator portal.
  • In order to be a member in good standing, AWS Educate Faculty Ambassadors are expected to:

    • Attend a virtual kickoff event and participate in quarterly update calls
    • Complete member surveys
    • Participate in at least one special interest group
    • Stay knowledgable about the effective use of AWS Educate's programs, features, and services
    • Evangelize AWS Educate and cloud instruction through at least two social media posts, blog posts, AWS Educate events, or user workshops annually. Cloud Ambassadors must also report their activities.

    Membership standing is evaluated every two years.

  • Professional Development
    • Special training at select AWS events
    • Incremental AWS Promotional Credit
    • Quarterly Tech Talks with AWS service teams
    • Collaboration with AWS and other Cloud Ambassadors on content development
    Exclusive Access
    • Early access, under NDA, to select AWS services
    • Invitations to exclusive AWS events
    • Limited edition gear
    • Access to AWS leadership
    • Discounted AWS re:Invent registration
    Educator Recognition
    • Recognition at AWS events
    • AWS Educate portal special designation
    • Inclusion in AWS Educate marketing
    • Ability to share thought leadership with the AWS Educate global community
  • An AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador is:

    • Innovative – They motivate students and peers to learn about technology, specifically AWS.
    • Effective – They go beyond creating cool things with AWS and show the results of their students.
    • An expert in AWS – They know AWS technology at an advanced level, and they stay on top of trends.
    • A community builder – They build relationships and strengthen ties within their academic communities and are willing to share their experience with the AWS Educate community.
    • They are excited about actively participating in a community of educators focused on furthering cloud education and preparing students for the modern workforce.

     

  • There is no cost to become an AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador.

Get started with AWS Educate today

Getting started with AWS Educate is simple. Register for an account today and take advantage of all that AWS Educate has to offer.

*The ability for employers to message students within AWS Educate and the AWS Educate Interview Accelerator are currently only available in the United States. AWS makes no recommendations regarding specific job listings or hiring companies. In addition, AWS assumes no responsibility for (i) the contents, accuracy, or completeness of any job listing, (ii) the availability or unavailability of any jobs referenced in job listings, or (iii) any communications between hiring companies and AWS Educate members that may result from job listings. Use of the AWS Educate Job Board features is subject to the AWS Educate Terms & Conditions.

AWS Educate provides its members with no cost access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and European Economic Area countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older). The AWS Educate Terms & Conditions govern participation in the AWS Educate Program. Use of AWS Promotional Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.