Cloud Computing Certificate Program in Development with Amazon, Expected to Start Fall 2019

January 31, 2019

LaGuardia Community College is collaborating with Amazon to create a cloud computing certificate program, to train New Yorkers for entry-level, tech roles in the cloud computing industry.

As LaGuardia President Gail O. Mellow said in a press release announcing the new program, “LaGuardia’s students represent a singularly unique talent pipeline for Amazon—they have a diversity of life experiences that have prepared them to contribute to and develop the next-generation of consumer and enterprise technologies… We are interested in collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and any tech company, that recognizes the inherent business, cultural and technical skills that students from our community bring to the workplace.”

The program is expected to start as soon as Fall 2019.

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LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC), located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs . LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all U.S. college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education.


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