Idaho Cloud taps AWS to train ready-made staff: campus technology

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Idaho Cloud taps AWS to train ready staff

The Idaho State Initiative aims to train and certify 2,000 Idahos in cloud computing over the next two years. The State STEM Action Center, a government agency responsible for creating opportunities for educators, students, communities and industry to “build competitive Idaho workers and the economy through STEM and computer science education,” partnered with Amazon Web Services to provide technical training. Public high schools, community colleges and universities.

AWS education programs offer course offers for high school and higher education as well as for retiring or re-enrolled adults. For example, the Idaho Division of Vocational Technical Education is using AWS curricula in Web Design and Development and Program and Software Development Courses at East Idaho College this fall. And Idaho State University is using AWS education programs in its commercial technology program, and new technology certification will begin in the spring of 2022. All programs prepare students for AWS certification and other required skills in cloud computing.

Until August 2022, the Idaho STEM Action Center will also provide free training for teachers to help implement AWS cloud computing lessons in their classrooms, as well as support their own AWS certification.

“Giving such creative career opportunities to leaders, educators and industry will help Idaho build a more competitive workforce and strengthen its economy,” said Kyle Maguire, executive director of the Idaho STEM Action Center. “This partnership will help improve the digital knowledge of Idaho students and increase the pool of certified staff in cloud computing.”

Visit the Idaho STEM Action Center site for more information.

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