Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it will be extending its Educate for Veteran program that is designed to help train veterans in cloud computing for the first time outside of the United States. “This allows veterans prepare for a future career in cloud. The program will help individuals gain the skills needed to get into cloud computing jobs and for online career pathways, such as data scientists, cyber security, and cloud support engineers,” AWS Australia and New Zealand public sector director Iain Rouse said. Rouse said the introduction of the program, which will be officially launched in mid-2020, marks the company’s acknowledgement of the significant skills gap that currently exists in the tech industry. “We’re committed to prepare the next generation of IT and cloud professionals to help address this skills gap,” he said, during his keynote presentation at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Canberra this week. See also: AI is key for business success, but lack of skilled staff remains a barrier (TechRepublic) Amazon’s first foray into cloud skills training came with the launch of AWS Educate, back in 2015. But AWS is not alone in trying to plug the skills gap in the country. Australia Post CIO John Cox said the company is looking to train 150 of its existing staff – from its broader IT team through to architects – in the cloud this year. “It’s just-in-time training and it’s for those people who will be using those skills,” he said. Cox said it builds… [Read full story]
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