Amazon Web Services has recently launched its first African Skills Center in Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of eliminating barriers to cloud skill training. This marks the third AWS skill center globally, with the other two located in Arlington, Virginia, and Seattle, Washington in the United States.
The new cloud training is part of Amazon’s service to assist 29 million individuals worldwide to enhance their tech skills for free by 2025.
Maureen Lonergan, the Vice President of AWS Training and Certification, expressed confidence in the abundance of talent in Cape Town and emphasized that training the workforce can aid in fostering innovation, economic growth and expediting digital transformation.
Amazon has established the AWS Skill Centers as exclusive learning facilities where individuals can gain expertise in cloud computing, pursue career prospects in the industry, and develop the essential skills to advance their professional aspirations. AWS said the new facility in Cape Town has the goal of fostering community transformation efforts and workforce development initiatives. The facility will also offer free education programme to assist non-technical workers in meeting the increasing need for skilled cloud professionals. “Each space is designed to engage visitors by showcasing how cloud technology is powering everything from weather prediction to robotics. Visitors learn by participating in a variety of fun and interactive experiences.” The company stated.
With the Amazon Web Services Skills Center, individuals across the world can acquire more expertise and increase their chances of employment.