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AWS Expands its Partnerships with Institutions to Offer Degree Programs in Cloud Computing

October 03, 2019 / IBL News

AWS (Amazon Web Services) continues to expand its partnerships with schools to offer associate and bachelors degree specialization in cloud computing.Its latest move points out to Virginia, where, given the booming tech sector and with Amazon’s new operations it is launching its second headquarters in Arlington, VA employees are in a growing need for workers with cloud computing skills.Since September 2016, job postings requiring these skills in Virginia have increased from approximately 5,000 to 20,000 per month, according to official data.Last week, Virginia’s state officials said the deepening partnership with AWS will create more job opportunities for students. More specifically, Virginias Governor Ralph Northam [in the picture] announced a new collaboration between AWS, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), four-year universities and select K-12 schools.Participating academic institutions will incorporate the AWS Educate program into high school STEM curriculum...