Humber College and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) are collaborating to transform the student and campus experience. This new strategic relationship aims to address the skills gap, broaden academic delivery, increase program options and enhance technology and innovation across the college. Humber students and staff will benefit from AWS tools, products, and unique programs.
Primary initiatives include:
• Humber becoming an AWS Academy Institution and AWS Certification Testing Centre
• Development of the first comprehensive full-time Cloud Computing Ontario Graduate Certificate targeted for launch in Fall 2020
• Access to hands-on tools such as AWS DeepRacer, a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car, for Humber students and faculty to integrate into curriculum and to conduct applied research at the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation
“Humber continuously looks for unique and transformative ways to deliver experiential learning opportunities for students as they prepare for a rapidly changing workforce,” said Rani Dhaliwal, senior vice president, transformation and strategic partnerships, Humber College. “Collaborating with AWS strengthens our IT infrastructure, adds to our program options, supports applied research and enhances our digital capabilities, all of which combine to improve the overall student and campus experience.”
Other initiatives that are underway include work-integrated learning opportunities for students within all areas of AWS, a lecture series featuring Humber and AWS experts, and joint advocacy to all levels of government focusing on ways both parties can work together to help address the skills gap in Canada. -CINEWS