UBC Joins AWS Academy to Equip Learners with In-demand Cloud Computing Skills

The University of British Columbia and UBC Extended Learning are pleased to announce participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Beginning in Spring/Summer 2020, learners can enroll in courses that will prepare them to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and industry-recognized AWS Certifications.

The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring that it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices. Courses are taught by AWS Academy accredited educators from UBC, who have experience teaching and using cloud tools and applications.

UBC Extended Learning will oversee the organization and delivery of these courses, with input from faculty and staff subject matter experts from UBC, offering a flexible and engaging course format that will allow learners to work towards development of hands-on skills and competencies in cloud computing tools and applications.

Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Interim Executive Director, UBC Extended Learning, noted: “The rapid increase in availability of cloud tools and services is significantly changing the way organizations operate, and thus changing the nature of the skills profile employees need to thrive in these new digital environments. Whether that results in new roles or changed roles, we want to be able to support learners to acquire these skills, in a flexible way that fits with their work, life, and other commitments. The AWS Academy curriculum will support us tremendously towards this goal.”

About UBC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university.

Media Contact: Tanya Reid, Director, Marketing, Extended Learning, 604 822-7643, tanya.reid@ubc.ca

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