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The University joins AWS Academy to equip students for careers in cloud computing

20 Feb 2020 9:00AM

The University of Suffolk has announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) programme that helps prepare students to meet the high demand for cloud computing skills in the UK.

The School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology (EAST) will begin delivering the AWS Academy curriculum to students enrolled on a range of computing degrees this semester. The skills the students gain through this programme will prepare them to pursue careers in one of the fastest-growing technology sectors.

The University’s AWS Academy accredited educators, Professor Nicholas Caldwell and Sean Preston, hope this development will lead to further opportunities for both students and local businesses to gain industry-recognised AWS Certifications.

Professor Caldwell, Associate Dean for Business Engagement in the School, said “As part of our commitment to the employability of our graduates, we are very pleased to make the AWS Academy curriculum available to our students and provide them with the opportunity to explore AWS as an integrated part of their degrees. The rapid rise of cloud computing is transforming how organisations create business value and generate a growing number of new high-quality jobs in the UK and around the world. The technical knowledge and hands-on skills that students develop through this programme will position them well for their careers today and in the future.”

AWS Academy Team Lead, Scott McKinley, said, “IT professionals with cloud skills are in high demand, and we’re proud to help advance training and learning opportunities for students at the University of Suffolk. With AWS Academy, students will be equipped with the practical skills they need to add value in their first cloud role.”

Students currently enrolled on BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development, BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (progression route) and BSc (Hons) Computing and Business Management will have access to the AWS Academy curriculum.


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