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University of Bradford joins AWS Academy


The University of Bradford has successfully joined the prestigious worldwide AWS Academy program from Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a distinctive university offering.

All students will be given an opportunity to enhance their employability skills, helping to make them ready for the world of work in a very competitive environment.

Professor Zahir Irani, Dean of Faculty (Management, Law and Social Sciences) comments: “We are really pleased to provide this exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of cloud computing professionals, either as part of a degree course or, simply out of a desire to enhance digital skills development.”

 “With the relocation of our School of Management to city campus, we are in a strong position to create collaborative opportunities between staff and students from across the Faculties and enable as many students as possible to access AWS Academy.”

AWS Academy is a global program that provides educational institutions with access to cloud computing content to support student learning in a competitive digital workplace. As a member of AWS Academy, the University of Bradford will help students become proficient and certified in the use of AWS technologies and ready to join the dynamic cloud IT workforce. 

Starting in October 2019, students will be able to enrol in courses that will prepare them for careers in the rapidly growing cloud computing space and help them pursue industry-recognized AWS Certifications. The University of Bradford, through its new state of the art innovation-Lab (i-Lab), will be using AWS Academy content within existing and new academic programmes. Students from across faculties will also have the opportunity to develop their digital skills as part of cloud computing elective modules being offered.

AWS Academy Global Team comments: “IT professionals with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand and we’re proud to further advance the training and learning opportunities for students at the University of Bradford. With AWS Academy, students will be positioned as skilled professionals who can support IT initiatives with AWS technology knowledge and skill mastery.”

Coinciding with a new Business and Community Engagement Strategy, the university will be offering local businesses, charities and religious organisations access to cloud computing skills to support their business development and growth aspirations. All learners will have the opportunity to seek professional certification with the skills gained through AWS Academy content delivered by university staff that are AWS Academy accredited.