In the workforce development ecosystem that Miami Dade College (MDC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have developed, faculty are the lifeblood of the cloud computing program.
The program focuses on students from the largely immigrant and low-income communities in Miami, enabling them to access higher education and connecting them to cloud computing careers with local businesses. This meets local workforce needs and promotes economic vitality by building talent committed to remaining in the community. Through the collaboration, MDC and AWS have brought together their strengths to create a sustainable cloud computing program at scale. Their approach has enabled them to design a program that keeps up with the rapidly-changing cloud computing sector, includes work-based learning opportunities, and serves the diverse needs of students at different points in their career trajectories.
Prepared by Career Ladders Project for Miami Dade College