Amazon brings cloud computing learning to City of Glasgow College
Over 35 educators at the City of Glasgow College have received training from Amazon under its global AWS Educate initiative.
Under AWS Educate, educational institutions, educators, and students are provided with the the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning and prepare students to enter a cloud-enabled workplace.
By addressing the overwhelming global need for a technically skilled workforce in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, AWS Educate aims to positively impact workforce development.
The AWS Educate team visited the City of Glasgow College in October to deliver a hands-on session to educators and students. Over 35 educators received training on the resources available for AWS Educate members including instructional tools and resources to teach cloud concepts in the classroom.
Stuart McDowall, Head of Innovation and STEM at City of Glasgow College, said: “The event was a great opportunity to increase access to industry standard training at City of Glasgow College. There was real excitement around the opportunities of the AWS Educate platform and it really puts our students and staff at the cutting edge, by providing in-depth, project-based learning opportunities, as well as access to AWS’s cutting-edge technology.”
With AWS Educate, educators can access resources to enable them to teach tech concepts behind things like building and sharing games online, or expand their knowledge with more in-depth challenges on concepts like variables and big data at no-cost. Educators can guide students through building in the cloud with hands-on activities in the AWS Console.
Each course includes content delivered in self-paced course modules that are designed to introduce core cloud-concepts, such as: Cybersecurity, Online Data Privacy, Software Development, Building in the Cloud and more.
Students and educators in more than 200 countries and territories have already adopted AWS Educate, with many adopting the program’s Cloud Career Pathways into their curricula.
AWS Educate success story
For example, after ten years in retail, Bode Popoola saw his future in technology and decided to make a career change. Originally from Nigeria, Bode attended the Technological University of Ireland (TUI) in Dublin, Ireland, where he studied computer science and information technology. For his final class project, he focused on cloud computing, and thanks to one of his professors, he learned about AWS Educate.
Through AWS Educate, Bode was able to learn about core AWS services like Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), autoscaling and load balancing.
Using his knowledge of cloud computing as well as AWS services to help him prepare, Bode applied for – and got – an internship at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Bode now works as a cloud support associate in Dublin.
Bring AWS Educate into the classroom
To bring AWS Educate to your classroom, teachers can join AWS Educate with an Educator account to gain access to cloud content, AWS Promotional Credits, professional development, and more.
Get started with AWS Educate at no-cost today.
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