Participating community colleges and high school partners collaborate in developing cloud computing programs.
Common cloud computing curriculum serves as a pathway from high school dual enrollment to community college and transfer.
Regional engagement with employers to develop work-based learning for students and learn about cloud careers.
Regional bootcamps assist program completers to attain industry recognized AWS certifications.
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 makes cloud computing programs appropriate for new students, IT, computer science, business or web design professionals looking to integrate cloud managed services.
The project partnered with AWS to develop college credit courses based on AWS certifications and cloud computing career pathways.
The goal of the CA Cloud Workforce Consortia is to expand the common cloud curriculum and develop a regional career pathway program leading to industry certifications.
This consortia is funded by the California Community College Chancellor's Office under the Strong Workforce Program (SWP).
1Cloud Computing Occupations using Bureau of Labor Statistics. LAOCRC Center of Excellence March 2017
Lead College: Santa Monica College ● 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 ●