Amazon Web Services and ADIO roll out cloud training program for SMEs

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a cloud training program to upskill, train and certify Abu Dhabi-based Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

The program will provide SMEs with in-demand cloud skills, allowing them to accelerate their organizations’ digital transformation. AWS recently announced that it will open a cloud infrastructure region in the UAE in the first half of 2022, reflecting ADIO’s efforts to lure technology-related investments and companies to Abu Dhabi.

ADIO and AWS will work with Abu Dhabi local government entities focused on SME enablements, such as the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, to reach the program’s target audience.

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Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa
Chairman – ADDED

“Cloud technology is a launchpad for companies of all sizes to thrive in the digital economy, generating significant competitive advantages, cost savings and efficiencies that can rapidly propel a business upwards. Abu Dhabi has established itself as a technology hub powered by smart infrastructure and cutting-edge technology. With training programs from AWS Training and Certification, we are equipping businesses with the latest tools and skills to successfully leverage the benefits of the cloud and create lasting transformation in their organizations. We look forward to working alongside AWS to further enhance the digital support framework for startups and SMEs.”

The SME-focused training program has been designed to help businesses stay ahead in the digital economy. AWS-authorized training partners will work with training program participants to analyze skill gaps, create a customized learning journey and deliver a comprehensive cloud training strategy. Participants will also gain access to digital on-demand AWS Training content, pre-and post-program assessments and monthly reporting.

Mr. Vinod Krishnan, Head of MENA, AWS, said, “We are excited to collaborate with ADIO to empower SMEs in Abu Dhabi with cloud skills to help them further innovate and grow. Organizations need individuals with cloud skills to help transform their business, and there is a growing demand for IT professionals with AWS Cloud skills.”

The curriculum will be offered at a 50 percent discount to eligible Abu Dhabi-based SMEs in order to help them swiftly adopt cloud technologies. 

AWS Training and Certification aims to equip the builders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge they need to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud and helps learners prepare for AWS Certification exams so they can advance their careers and transform their organizations.

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