UBC Extended Learning Joins Microsoft Canada to Bolster Cloud Skills and Support Economic Recovery

UBC Extended Learning has joined the Canada Skills Program, a collaboration between Microsoft Canada and 12 Canadian colleges and universities. The program delivers training and curriculum in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and other digital skills.

Program courses, which will be offered by Extended Learning starting in 2021, prepare learners for Microsoft Azure certifications, and offer students the opportunity to graduate with in-demand data analytics, AI and cloud computing skills.

“Extended Learning has a broad mission in professional and personal education,” says Larry Bouthillier, Executive Director, UBC Extended Learning. “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this has come to include advancing UBC’s contribution to BC’s and Canada’s economic recovery.”

This latest program offering expands Extended Learning’s growing portfolio of career-focused technical education programs, which includes: AWS Academy Cloud Computing program (starting in 2021); Data Science, Python Programming (starting in 2021) and Software Engineering programs with the UBC Department of Computer Science; and the Biomedical Visualization and Communication certificate with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Read the Microsoft Canada Skills Program press release.

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Media Contact:
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Director, Marketing, Extended Learning
604 822 7643
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 14:30