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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 consortia 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 learn more about the launch of Santa Monica College's Cloud Computing Certificate program.​

Click here to learn about Santa Monica College's CSIS program​


​Participating Colleges:

​​Cerritos College​Citrus College​Compton College
​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


For additional information, please contact us:

​​​​Dr. Patricia Ramos
Project Lead
​Dean, Workforce & Economic ​​​Development
ramos_patricia@smc.edu
310) 434-4040
Howard Stahl
Faculty lead
stahl_howard@smc.edu
Salomon Davila
Lead Project Manager​
salomon@scopewave.com
323) 252-8763
Nancy Cardenas
High School Lead
Santa Monica College
cardenas_nancy@smc.edu
310) 434-8621


​​Project Partners:

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1 Cloud Computing Occupations using Bureau of Labor Statistics. LAOCRC Center of Excellence March 2017​