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EPAM and AWS Academy deliver webinar inviting higher education institutions in Ukraine to teach cloud computing to students

14/ 12/ 2020
  EPAM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy hosted a webinar for more than 120 participants from higher education institutions across Ukraine to introduce them to the AWS Academy program. AWS Academy courses are taught by educators around the world, and universities in Ukraine will soon be delivering them as well. What is AWS Academy? AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. The curriculum helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS innovation so that they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries. Currently, educators can choose from the following six courses AWS Academy courses: Cloud Foundations, Cloud Operations, Cloud Developing, Cloud Architecting, Machine Learning Foundations and Data Analytics. All courses have easy post-secondary program integration options – they can be delivered as a separate elective course, integrated into the existing university curriculum or adapted for summer/winter courses. The fast-paced IT industry often struggles to find individuals with the knowledge and skills they need. Technology develops so rapidly, that the university curriculum is not always able to move as quickly. Institutions in Ukraine and globally can help solve this problem by integrating cloud computing curriculum into their course offerings. The role of the Program According to Linkedin data, cloud computing ranks among the top skills companies need most. Digital transformation implemented by majority of businesses requires extensive use of cloud capabilities. Maxim Pochebut, Head of EPAM education programs in Central and Eastern Europe: “Cloud specialists are highly demanded in the modern IT industry. EPAM, the leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services experiences such a trend. Also there is a Catch-22 of “no job – no experience, no experience – no job” the majority of young engineers get into. We try to overcome this challenge by introducing project education at our company and education programs from industry leaders, such as the AWS Academy, extend opportunities for junior specialist massively. Students graduate with the training and experience they need to land high-quality jobs in one of the fastest growing industries. Who can access the AWS Academy curriculum? Higher education institutions that are accredited to issue degrees and diplomas to students over the age of 18 have the opportunity to become AWS Academy members after completing the online application at awsacademy.com. Educators must earn AWS Academy accreditation, which includes AWS Certification, in order to teach the courses to students. About EPAM Systems Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its software engineering expertise to become a leading global product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. EPAM’s global teams serve customers in more than 35 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies, EPAM was one of only four technology companies to appear on Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013 and ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2019 and 2020. Learn more at www.epam.com and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn.

EPAM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy hosted a webinar for more than 120 participants from higher education institutions across Ukraine to introduce them to the AWS Academy program. AWS Academy courses are taught by educators around the world, and universities in Ukraine will soon be delivering them as well.

What is AWS Academy?

AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. The curriculum helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS innovation so that they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.

Currently, educators can choose from the following six courses AWS Academy courses: Cloud Foundations, Cloud Operations, Cloud Developing, Cloud Architecting, Machine Learning Foundations and Data Analytics.

All courses have easy post-secondary program integration options – they can be delivered as a separate elective course, integrated into the existing university curriculum or adapted for summer/winter courses.

The fast-paced IT industry often struggles to find individuals with the knowledge and skills they need. Technology develops so rapidly, that the university curriculum is not always able to move as quickly. Institutions in Ukraine and globally can help solve this problem by integrating cloud computing curriculum into their course offerings.

The role of the Program

According to Linkedin data, cloud computing ranks among the top skills companies need most. Digital transformation implemented by majority of businesses requires extensive use of cloud capabilities.

Maxim Pochebut, Head of EPAM education programs in Central and Eastern Europe: “Cloud specialists are highly demanded in the modern IT industry. EPAM, the leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services experiences such a trend. Also there is a Catch-22 of “no job – no experience, no experience – no job” the majority of young engineers get into. We try to overcome this challenge by introducing project education at our company and education programs from industry leaders, such as the AWS Academy, extend opportunities for junior specialist massively. Students graduate with the training and experience they need to land high-quality jobs in one of the fastest growing industries.

Who can access the AWS Academy curriculum?

Higher education institutions that are accredited to issue degrees and diplomas to students over the age of 18 have the opportunity to become AWS Academy members after completing the online application at awsacademy.com. Educators must earn AWS Academy accreditation, which includes AWS Certification, in order to teach the courses to students.

About EPAM Systems

Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its software engineering expertise to become a leading global product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. EPAM’s global teams serve customers in more than 35 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies, EPAM was one of only four technology companies to appear on Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013 and ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2019 and 2020. Learn more at www.epam.com and follow us on Twitter @EPAMSYSTEMS and LinkedIn.

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