Image of a cloud , people and the words california cloud workforce​​

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).

PDF FileClick 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.


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

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

CLP Logo AWS Educate Logo

Doing What Matters Logo 

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