A leading British university has joined the Amazon Web Services Academy. AWS Academy is recognized as “bridging the gap between industry and academia”. It is an initiative designed to enable organizations to hasten their digital transformation by giving their staff the cloud skills they need.
The academy was introduced in recognition of the fact that “two-thirds of IT decision-makers are reporting a gap between their team’s skill levels and the knowledge required to achieve organizational objectives”. It gives a number of institutions the opportunity to deliver practical learning experiences designed to prepare participants for “employment in cloud roles”. Staffordshire University has joined AWS Academy in a bid to address cloud computing skills gaps in the United Kingdom.
Staffordshire University is located in the West Midlands of England. Founded in 1901, the university is a leading institution for digital technologies with a “proud computing heritage”. Its ‘School of Computing and Digital Technologies’ is one of the first institutions to offer the AWS Academy curriculum to students on a number of degree programs. “We are proud to be among the first institutions to make AWS Academy curriculum available to our undergraduate and postgraduate students,” suggested Dr Justin Champion, an accredited AWS instructor at the university.
"IT professionals with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand and we’re proud to further advance the learning opportunities for students at Staffordshire University,” added Scott McKinley, AWS’ Academy Global Leader. “With AWS Academy, students will be positioned as skilled professionals who can support IT initiatives with AWS technology and skills mastery.”
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