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AWS announces cloud computing training for 5,500 Georgia residents

The state aims to increase skills training and fill jobs through the new initiative.

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On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to provide cloud computing education to 5,500 people by 2024. The state aims to increase skills training and fill jobs through the new initiative.


Through AWS Academy, education institutions will, "receive no-cost, ready-to-teach, cloud computing curriculum that prepares students for industry-recognized AWS Certifications and in-demand cloud jobs," according to the company's release statement.

The state will offer the training to students and existing IT workers through the Technology Association of Georgia, as well as high schools students. TAG will also join the partnership to connect cloud talent from the program to member companies.

This announcement comes a month after AWS said it would build a new fulfillment center planned in Savannah, Georgia. The new facility will feature 1,000 Amazon robots and create 1,000 full-time jobs.
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