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AWS Educate Gives Students Access to Cloud Career Pathways, AWS Badges, and the AWS Educate Job Board

AWS is announcing the launch of several new student-focused features in our AWS Educate program. AWS Educate provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning. As part of the launch, AWS Educate is now offering Cloud Career Pathways that align curriculum directly to specific careers like software developer and cloud architect. Students will earn AWS Badges for different competencies like IoT, start-up, and gaming, and these competencies will help students match with potential companies hiring for these in-demand skills. The new AWS Educate Job Board includes cloud-related jobs at launch from Amazon, Salesforce, Udacity, Splunk, and Instructure, among other top employers around the world.

There is a growing demand for developers, and information technology (IT) professionals with not just knowledge of cloud computing, but also hands-on experience. We want to arm students with the right skills to help them directly apply their training to relevant internships and jobs.

New Options to Help All Students Achieve Their Cloud Career Goals

In addition to AWS Educate’s core benefits – AWS service credits, online training and self-paced labs, a library of AWS resources, and educator-shared content – the new offerings from AWS Educate also include:

  • Cloud Career Pathways: Over 25 pathways are learning modules that incorporate the technical skills required in hundreds of computer science and cloud-related jobs. Each pathway includes a minimum of 30 hours of content delivered in self-paced course modules designed to build core skillsets across four job families that align to the AWS Educate Job Board, including: Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer, and Analytics and Big Data Specialist.
  • AWS Educate Badges: After completing 50 percent of any pathway, students unlock the ability to earn badges, which give them deeper skills in an area of specialization, including: IoT, start-up, and gaming, that are popular desired specialties across many computer science jobs. Students receive a badge to display on their digital portfolio after completing assigned multiple-choice knowledge checks, relevant projects, and a final exam.
  • AWS Educate Job Board: The AWS Educate Job Board includes computer science jobs and internships from some of the top technology companies. The jobs on the AWS Educate Job Board align to the four job families in the Cloud Career Pathways.

Take a look at what’s new

Step 1: Log In.

Step 2: Access your redesigned student dashboard.

Step 3: Show off your cloud mojo with AWS Educate badges! The newest version of AWS Educate lets you choose a cloud career path, ranging from cloud architect to software developer. Complete the curriculum, and you can earn badges that showcase your competencies. From the IoT and gaming to startups, AWS Educate badges show that you’ve completed knowledge checks, projects, and an assessment. Track your progress in your portfolio.

Step 4: Choose a job role that you are most interested in to find out the skills and learning needed for that job role.

Step 5: Ready to nab your dream job in cloud technology? Look no further than the AWS Educate Job Board. Exclusive to student members of AWS Educate like you, the job board offers cloud-related jobs and internships. You’ll be able to search available positions at top global companies.

The new AWS Educate capabilities are available to students in the United States, India, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and China at launch. Get started on your personalized journey to a career in cloud technology by logging into AWS Educate today.