Georgia Technical College System Announces Online Academy to Expand Cloud Computing Workforce
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has announced a program designed to prepare more Georgians with the technology skills necessary for careers utilizing cloud technologies. The Cloud Academy will address the state’s growing need for workers with cloud computing skills while developing a steady pipeline of talent for Georgia businesses.
“Georgia has quickly become a hub for tech companies looking to locate or expand,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. “To match that exciting growth, our focus remains on cultivating a skilled pool of tech talent that stands ready to meet the needs of innovative businesses from Augusta to Atlanta to Columbus. Our workforce development initiatives have already garnered top rankings and national recognition, and the launch of The Cloud Academy represents an exciting next step in building a workforce that will remain competitive in the 21st century economy.”
The Cloud Academy will provide students with programs designed to prepare them for a variety of careers in cloud computing. Additionally, the colleges will provide cloud computing specialization training for incumbent workers, allowing for rapid delivery and customization to a specific business or industry’s needs.
“The use of cloud-based technologies is growing rapidly in Georgia, which means there is greater demand for a workforce skilled in this area,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “We are excited to launch the Cloud Academy because it will provide students and existing information technology workers with the most up-to-date training available to ensure success in this growing field.”
Students who earn a credential will be prepared for careers in cloud computing, including Cloud Support Associate, Network Technician, Systems Analyst, Technical Sales Executive, Web Development Engineer, Applications Developer, Cloud Support Engineer, and Network Design Analyst.
The first phase of The Cloud Academy began on February 3 and will consist of instructor training. The Academy will officially roll out in the spring of 2020 at Gwinnett Technical College and Columbus Technical College.