Learning today for the jobs of tomorrow

A new collaboration between Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate, Country Universities Centre (CUC) and 2pi Software looks set to deliver education to regional communities preparing to transition to the jobs of tomorrow.

The collaboration is planning to pilot face to face courses initially, but is planning in time to offer those courses through videoconferencing across the CUC network which now includes the locations of Cooma, Goulburn and Broken Hill, with further locations such as Narrabri and Moree announced to be establishing CUC facilities shortly.

CUC CEO Duncan Taylor said that he hopes that regional communities will embrace these new courses and knowledge so that these areas keep abreast of the workforce adjustments that will inevitably follow development of technology such as cloud computingand artificial intelligence. “The CUC wishes to bring to its communities new learning opportunities with the tremendous knowledge base of AWS Educate, whose content will be compiled and delivered with the considerable technical expertise of 2pi Software. In doing so, we can bring a regional context and perspective to these courses that will equip regional workforces in CUC communities for transitioning work roles, and capture for regional people some of the extraordinary work opportunities that are currently unfolding.”

“We are thrilled to be working with AWS Educate and 2pi Software on developing and delivering these programs.”

CUC CEO Duncan Taylor

“This is a regional Australian first” according to 2pi Software Director Liam O’Duibhir. “TheAmazon cloud offers an incredible high-skill career path to many people in rural and remote areas, especially young people interested in technology, but traditionally they have had to go to the cities to benefit from face to face training. Thanks to the partnership with AWSEducate and Country Universities Centre, that is set to change.” he further added.

The collaboration between the three institutions is planning to develop a range of non- accredited short courses to be delivered across the CUC network into rural and remote towns. The first course will be on AWS Enterprise Website Hosting and is to be piloted in a face to face setting in Bega NSW at the CoWS Near The Coast digital co-working space on Thursday and Friday the 30th and 31st of August.

For more information please contact:
Shannon Payten-McDonald on 0419899665 or Shannon@cuc.org.au

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