The Skills Center “will become a free, accessible space for anyone who wants to learn more about cloud computing, what it is, what the applications are… everything illustrates the breadth of things.” really of the cloud and, importantly, going to get multi-skill training here,” Selipsky told CNN Business in an exclusive interview ahead of the center’s opening day.
“There is a huge demand for digital skills and cloud skills in particular, and this is part of a very broad effort,” he said. “We’re going to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to bring that training to tens of millions of people around the world.”
“I talk to the executives of companies all the time,” says Maureen Lonergan, vice president of AWS Training and Certification. “So we’re not only training newcomers to the cloud, but also working with customers to transform their traditional IT staff into cloud-savvy individuals.”
Selipsky, who started at AWS in the early days of the division and spent 11 years with the company before leaving to run data visualization company Tableau for five years. “I know that sounds like a big statement but if you think about it, when was the last time you rented a DVD or incurred a late fee? Netflix changed all that with streaming and It happens on AWS… No matter what industry you look at, no matter what application you look at, it’s increasingly not running in the data centers that companies build and operate these days. run, invest capital, and stress, it works through a place like AWS.”
At the Skills Center, Amazon plans to invite anyone from the Seattle community — students, unemployed workers, or others looking for a career change — to better understand what cloud computing is all about. and why it matters; For example, it helps to play mobile games in real time over the internet. From there, guests interested in career opportunities in the field will have access to free cloud and technology fundamentals courses at the center and can be redirected to training resources. other of AWS. The company hopes tens of thousands of people will come to the center to explore or take classes each year.
As part of Thursday’s announcement, the company also said it would add about 60 free digital cloud training and certification courses to Amazon.com. It is also expanding access to Re/Start, a free 12-week training course that prepares people for entry-level jobs in cloud computing, from 25 cities in 12 countries in 2020 to more than 95 cities in 38 countries by the end of 2021. The company expects to open more Skills Centers around the world starting next year, according to Lonergan.
“Our customers are so diverse and who they are, their use cases and industries, and the companies they operate in are so diverse, it’s hard to imagine that we can truly deliver.” give them what they need from us if we are not equally diverse,” said Selipsky.