Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a program, AWS Educate, to help educators and students use real world cloud technology in the classroom as well as give students experience before they enter the cloud workforce.
Educators with AWS Educate can quickly and easily find cloud-related course content, incorporate cloud technology into their teaching curriculum and provide students with hands-on experience with cloud technology.
Company said AWS Educate is free for educational institutions, educators and students to join.
Company also noticed a growing demand for developers, information technology (IT) professional and forward thinking business leaders with knowledge of cloud computing.
Additionally, AWS Educate empowers educators with training, tools, and technologies to help students develop the skills to design, deploy and operate applications on the AWS Cloud.
AWS credits can be earned and used for services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon CloundFront, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR), Amazon Redshift, and Amazon Glacier.
Also, educators and students gain hands-on experience working with AWS technologies, and educators receives online access to AWS Essentials courses to improve their understanding of cloud technology.
Educators and students can attend in-person and virtual events designed to grow the AWS Educate community.
Meanwhile, all AWS Educate members have access to a wide library of learning materials including webinars.