Arizona Careers in the Cloud


Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Education

In collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Arizona Commerce Authority is increasing access to cloud computing education in schools across the state. Arizona schools now have the opportunity to implement AWS Academy and AWS Educate programs, integrating cloud computing education into Arizona classrooms.


AWS programs and certifications prepare diverse learners for in-demand, entry-level cloud roles in Arizona and around the world. With hands-on experience in the AWS Cloud, graduates have the skills and knowledge they need to add value on the job.

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AWS Academy

AWS Academy bridges the gap between industry and education. This no-cost, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum for Arizona education institutions prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs.


AWS Academy helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation so they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries. With free training and support from AWS, educators at member institutions can earn AWS Certification, access no-cost project environments for virtual, blended, or in-person learning, and deliver material directly to students.


To get access to ready-to-teach cloud courses, apply to AWS Academy.





As cloud technology powers innovation across industries and sectors, cloud skills are in high demand. With AWS certifications, students and job seekers gain technical expertise in cloud development and learn how to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve business problems. Individuals must be enrolled at a participating Arizona education institution to enroll in AWS Academy courses.


To learn how you may enroll in a participating education institution, contact a program representative.




AWS Educate

AWS Educate provides individuals with online, self-paced cloud learning resources at no cost. Get introduced to the cloud computing technologies that drive innovation in fields such as artificial intelligence, voice and facial recognition, gaming, medicine, and much more.


Cloud computing can open the door to an exciting career in technology or business. Through AWS Educate, individuals may access self-paced content aligned to specific cloud careers like machine learning scientist or cybersecurity specialist. Individuals are empowered to explore cloud computing career paths, and find job and internship opportunities at Arizona and global organizations building on AWS.


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Additional Online Learning Options

For job seekers with existing technical skills, there are self-paced learning options available from AWS to anyone who wants to learn about AWS technologies. Self-paced options are entirely online without in-person instructor support and do not include access to discounted certification exams offered through the AWS education programs.

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