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Nevada Partners with AWS on Statewide Initiative to Provide Cloud Computing Education and Certifications

The State of Nevada has embarked on a strategic plan to train, upskill and certify 2,500 Nevadans in cloud computing over the next three years. The initiative, a collaboration between the Nevada Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Nevada Department of Education and Amazon Web Services, will provide access to cloud computing courses and certifications through higher education institutions and high schools across the state.

"I am pleased to announce this new collaboration with AWS," said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, in a statement. "Nevada is leading the nation by having K-12, higher education institutions and government workforce agencies working together to incorporate AWS education programs and cloud computing into their academic and workforce programs to help prepare students for cloud careers. Nevada will benefit greatly, and Nevadans will have access to high paying and meaningful careers."

Through the initiative, Nevada's secondary and higher education institutions will have access to curriculum resources from AWS Academy, including professional development for instructors, technical training and certification exams, to provide students with in-demand cloud computing skills. In addition, students will be connected to work-based learning experiences and potential employers through industry collaborations with Nevada organizations and companies.

"As thousands of cloud computing jobs go unfulfilled in Nevada and across the globe, AWS is providing curriculum, resources and tools to help learners gain new or improved tech skills," commented Kim Majerus, vice president for U.S. Education, State and Local Government at AWS. "Nevada is a leader in entertainment and tourism, and we are thrilled to support education, policy and industry leaders expand the state's tech economy and introduce residents to new and exciting career opportunities."

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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