The new initiative is the latest instance of AWS working with colleges to train students on its popular cloud computing platform.
AWS has created a cloud computing curriculum, which it distributes to a vast network of colleges and universities. In the U.S. alone, around 200 higher education institutions have taught at least one course built by AWS, according to a publicly available list.
The arrangements help colleges keep up with curricular changes in a fast-changing field, and they create large pools of workers that understand Amazon’s cloud products. Although working with employers on educational programs is more common at two-year schools, rising demand for cloud computing skills has also spurred four-year schools to forge similar partnerships with AWS.