The current market is having a huge demand for digital technologies and that is more heading towards “cloud skills”. These are the services that are forecasted to be one of the best as well as the biggest skills that are required.
We all know that the current year of 2020 has been very much challenging and struggling. It is all because of the pandemic that is ongoing which is none other than Covid-19 or Coronavirus. Indeed this pandemic has made our lives go up and down and has been like a rollercoaster ride. Since the country is affected by lockdown, it is that all the institutes, universities, schools, and colleges are too affected as to the date they are closed.
This is where to cope up with this current situation, the education sector is heading towards providing online education and with that adopting this new form as a reality. Amazon’s cloud computing services are armed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is rapidly making inroads to grab the opportunity. It is also helping educational institutes to provide cloud training to students.
In India, there are seven higher education institutions that will be heading towards adopting cloud computing curricula from ‘Amazon Web Services Educate’. This is a global initiative that is the core as well as their mainstream syllabus of college that is helping the coming generation of cloud professionals. The cloud computing content will be offered as part of the undergraduate degree and postgraduate diploma programs starting in September 2020.
Cloud computing is termed to be one of the topmost as well as the highest skill sought by the companies, and this is the study that is been conducted by LinkedIn annually over the last half-decade. This new effort by AWS and the educational institutes to integrate cloud computing curricula in a mainstream college education will help address the growing requirement for cloud skills in India. It would do this by providing students with the knowledge and competency-based credentials in skills such as cloud architecture, data analytics, cybersecurity, machine learning, and software development.
It is that with the integration of cloud curricula as a part of mainstream college education, the representation form is a shift in a way that the industry and academia can come together to build the next generation of highly-skilled cloud professionals,” said Rahul Sharma, President, India, and South Asia Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited.
Also, he said the changes that have happened in the last three to four months provide the context of the importance of the availability of cloud and technology for education.
“We believe that this is one of the biggest inflection points of the industry today, especially when you look at education in India,” said Sharma. “So many initiatives are being run to make sure students can be made more relevant to jobs. I think that’s where the opportunity for us to make an impact is huge. The important thing is to see how quickly you can (give) access to students for some of these really relevant skills.”
To drive this change, the education institutions offering the newly-designed Bachelor of Technology degree programs in information technology (IT) and computer science include Chitkara University, Punjab, and SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu. The ASM Group of Institutes in Maharashtra will offer a syllabus combined with the AWS Educate cloud curricula for its postgraduate diploma in management – emerging technology.
Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, vice-chancellor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology said the initiative would benefit students in terms of job placements. He said it would help in efforts to train them in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the Internet of Things, and blockchain. “They would have hands-on skills, be industry ready and probably be able to start their own enterprises,” said Sancheti.
All students participating in the degree and diploma programs will be enrolled in AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to provide students with comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud. They would also be provided with AWS Promotional Credits to gain real-world, hands-on experience using AWS cloud technology.
Supporting this effort is the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), an apex body for the technology industry in India. Nasscom will facilitate greater industry participation by engaging key employers in IT and information technology-enabled services (ITES) segments in India, to build a talent pipeline equipped with cloud skills.
Amit Aggarwal, VP, and CEO of the IT-ITES sector skills council at Nasscom said “the pandemic had accelerated the pace at which digital technology was being adopted by enterprises.“
“So there’s a massive opportunity in front of us as a country. We are very clear that we want India to become the global hub for digital talent by 2025,” said Aggarwal.
He said the industry expected increased spending on remote work and work from home arrangements.
There is going to be a huge demand for digital technologies and “cloud skills” are forecasted to be one of the biggest skills required.
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