CA Cloud Workforce Consortia
Cloud computing jobs utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) have increased by 177% since 2014 with over 2,000 annual openings in Los Angeles County1. The practical application of skills and industry certifications necessary for entry-level jobs makes a cloud computing program appropriate for community colleges to enhance their existing IT, computer science, business or web design programs integrating cloud managed services. The LA Community Colleges produce 680 IT certificates for the entire IT occupations, which is less than annual openings in the occupations affected by cloud computing.
AWS has partnered with Santa Moni ca College (SMC) to develop college credit courses based on an AWS curriculum framework in cloud computing career pathways that begins at the high school and leads to industry certifications. The goal of the CA Cloud Workforce Consortia is to expand this common curriculum and develop a regional career pathway program and certificate.
This consortium is funded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office under the Strong Workforce Program (SWP).
Click here to learn more about the California Cloud Consortia.
Click here to read the exciting announcement about Amazon Web Services, 19 Los Angeles Community Colleges and Local High Schools Collaborate to Launch a Regionally-Recognized Cloud Computing Certificate.
Click here to learn more about the launch of Santa Monica College's Cloud Computing Certificate program.
El Camino College
East Los Angeles College
Glendale Community College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Tech
Los Angeles Valley College
Mt. San Antonio College
Pasadena City College
Rio Hondo College
Santa Monica College
West Los Angeles College
Lead College: Santa Monica College
Dr. Patricia Ramos
Dean, Workforce & Economic Development
1 Cloud Computing Occupations using Bureau of Labor Statistics. LAOCRC Center of Excellence March 2017