The growing demand for cloud

Despite the economic slow-down, economic growth worldwide will be continue to be led by the jobs of the future. Did you know the global public cloud computing market has consistently grown 15% YoY and is projected to continue to do so through 2022? Additionally, the public cloud computing market is set to exceed $330 billion in 2020.1

The staggering speed of growth has major implications for economic development and job creation. In fact, with 80% of enterprise IT expected to move to the cloud by 2025 and cloud data centers expected to process 94% of workloads in 2021, cloud computing has been ranked as a top skill since 2014.2,3,4 AWS Educate is working with economic development organizations to create cloud skilled talent for local companies.


Growing demand for cloud

Why work with AWS Educate for economic development?

AWS is the world’s leading cloud provider. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to accelerate cloud learning and to prepare students for the cloud-enabled jobs of tomorrow. With AWS Educate, employers and workforce development groups can easily and quickly find and hire diverse, global cloud talent.

Hundreds of thousands of students participate in AWS Educate to learn the skills they need to thrive in cloud internships and jobs after graduation. The program is backed by AWS Educate’s unique Cloud Competency Framework, a global standard used to create, assess, and measure AWS Educate’s cloud programs and content. After completing a cloud career pathway or badge aligned to an in demand job skill, students earn a digital credential in their online portfolio to show prospective employers what they’ve learned. These cloud skills have been validated by AWS, our employer partners and Educate academic institutions.

How can AWS Educate help?

  • Promote industry growth and regional job creation for cloud skilled workers
  • Increase diversity through non-traditional recruitment models
  • Encourage cloud innovation to attract new investments, entrepreneurial activity, and business expansion
  • Connect area businesses to AWS Educate Cloud Degree programs that can produce qualified graduates to fill in demand job openings
  • Enhance relationships with local educational institutions and AWS customer contacts that want to hire AWS Educate Cloud Degree students
  • Increase relevance to local government officials by playing a key role in boosting the area employment

What is cloud computing and why is it important?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining physical data centers and servers, you can access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases on an as-needed basis from a cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud allows you to trade capital expenses (such as data centers and physical servers) for variable expenses and only pay for IT as you consume it.

Organizations of every type, size, and industry are using the cloud for a wide variety of use cases, such as data backup, disaster recovery, email, virtual desktops, software development and testing, big data analytics, and customer-facing web applications. For example, healthcare companies use the cloud to develop more personalized treatments for patients. Financial services companies use the cloud to power real-time fraud detection and prevention. And video game makers use the cloud to deliver online games to millions of players around the world.

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*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.

1. (2019, April 2). Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 17.5 Percent in 2019. Retrieved from

2. Erickson, Jeff. (2019, February 7) Prediction: 80% Of Enterprise IT Will Move To The Cloud By 2025. Retrieved from

3. (2018, February 5). Global Cloud Index Projects Cloud Traffic to Represent 95 Percent of Total Data Center Traffic by 2021. Retrieved from

4. Anderson, Bruce. (2020, January 9). The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020. Retrieved from