Andhra Govt Inks MoU with Amazon Web Services to Skill 60,000 Students

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The MoU between Andhra Pradesh and Amazon Web Services aims to skill 60,000 students in cloud computing across the state by 2020

The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amazon Web Services to train around 60,000 students in more than 300 engineering and non-engineering colleges by 2020. Sambasiva Rao, CEO, Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) and Sunil PP, India Education Lead, Public Sector, Amazon Internet Services have signed the MoU with the aim to advance literacy and cloud computing skillset in the state.

Amazon collaboration

The MoU titled Cloud for All-Knowledge and Skills Mission is a joint effort of Amazon’s cloud wing to offer skills in cloud computing technology among the state’s youth. Its AWS Educate programme is aimed at providing cloud-based learning at a global level. APSSDC and AWS have been working together since 2017 to create an academic platform for the budding IT and cloud professionals.

Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh commented that the collaboration’s goal was to provide a skilled workforce in the emerging sectors. The partnership is expected to help in greater creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship within the state.

In 2017, Amazon’s Educate programme was introduced in the engineering college, which registered around 10,000 students in various cloud career pathways. These pathways were designed to enable the students to use their cloud expertise in 12 self-paced pathways in the labour market and workforce trends. It trained over 200 faculty members of about 80 engineering institutes as part of its faculty development initiative.