The demand for cloud computing skills is rising fast. It’s predicted that the global cloud computing market will grow from US$371.4 billion in 2020 to US$832.1 billion by 2025 as organizations demand more cloud services, they need specialists who can work their way around the technology.Public cloud giants stand to grow yet larger as a result of this interest, but it’s in their interest too that industries have an in-flow of cloud specialists who can implement and scale their cloud services, and continue investing in them.
That appears to be the motivation behind Amazon Web Services (AWS)’ lofty aims to train 29 million people with technical cloud skills by 2025 and all for free. The commitment follows Amazon’s cloud arm committing US$700 million last year to reskill 100,000 of its own workers in the US.
Amazon’s vice president of the worldwide public sector, Teresa Carlson, said that the company will provide training opportunities through existing AWS-designed programs, as well as developing new courses to meet a wide variety of schedules and learning goals.In 2020 alone, AWS Training and Certification has launched 50 new digital courses in addition to the hundreds of free courses already available and will continue adding more content and new ways to learn.