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 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.
Building Careers in the Cloud: An Industry Engaged Pathway
|Cerritos College||Los Angeles City College||Los Angeles Valley College|
|Citrus College||Los Angeles Harbor College||Mt. San Antonio College|
|Compton College||Los Angeles Mission College||Pasadena City College|
|El Camino College||Los Angeles Pierce College||Rio Hondo College|
|East Los Angeles College||Los Angeles Southwest College||Santa Monica College|
|Glendale Community College||Los Angeles Trade Tech||West Los Angeles College|
|Long Beach City College||Lead College: Santa Monica College|
|Dr. Patricia Ramos||Howard Stahl|
|Project Lead||Faculty lead|
|Dean, Workforce & Economic Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Salomon Davila||Nancy Cardenas|
|Lead Project Manager||High School Lead|
|email@example.com||Santa Monica College|
1 Cloud Computing Occupations using Bureau of Labor Statistics. LAOCRC Center of Excellence March 2017