Abu Dhabi Investment Office, AWS launch cloud training programme
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Abu Dhabi Investment Office, AWS launch cloud training programme

Abu Dhabi Investment Office, AWS launch cloud training programme

SME-targeted programme will analyse skill gaps, deliver cloud strategy and provide access to digital training content, assessments and reporting

Divsha Bhat

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a cloud training programme to upskill, train, and certify small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Abu Dhabi. The SMEs can benefit from the programme by gaining in-demand cloud skills to expedite digital transformation.

The training programme builds on the existing relationship between ADIO and AWS, boosting Abu Dhabi’s digital economy. AWS recently announced that it will launch a cloud infrastructure region in the UAE in the first half of 2022, reflecting ADIO’s efforts to attract investments and companies to Abu Dhabi to build technology capabilities. To reach the programme’s target audience, ADIO and AWS will work with Abu Dhabi local government entities focused on SME enablements, such as the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.

Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of ADDED and chairman of Khalifa Fund, said: “Cloud technology is a launchpad for companies of all sizes to thrive in the digital economy, generating significant competitive advantages, cost savings and efficiencies that can rapidly propel a business upwards. With training programmes from AWS Training and Certification, we are equipping businesses with the latest tools and skills to successfully leverage the benefits of the cloud and create lasting transformation in their organisations.”

The SME-targeted training programme has been designed to help businesses stay ahead in the digital economy. AWS-authorised training partners will work with training programme participants to analyse skill gaps, create a customised learning journey and deliver a comprehensive cloud training strategy. Participants will also gain access to digital on-demand AWS Training content, pre-and post-programme assessments and monthly reporting.

The curriculum will be available to eligible Abu Dhabi-based SMEs at a discounted rate of 50 per cent.

Vinod Krishnan, head of Middle East and North Africa, AWS, said: “Organisations need individuals with cloud skills to help transform their business, and there is a growing demand for IT professionals with AWS Cloud skills. AWS training and certification aims to equip the builders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge they need to leverage the power of the AWS cloud, and helps learners prepare for AWS certification exams so they can advance their careers and transform their organisations.”Abu

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