Manama : Three thousand young Bahrainis have signed up for AWS Educate, an Amazon Web Services initiative that aims to provide students with cloud-related learning. The curriculum will help students prepare for the industry-recognized requirement.
This was revealed by the CEO of Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Khalid Al Rumaihi at the Employability Summit 2018 yesterday. “There is an enthusiasm amongst our youth,” he said.
The private sector needs to participate more in training and to make individuals fit for the workplace, said Khalid Al Rumaihi. He said classroom knowledge need to supplement industry requirement.
“We need to think how to do that effectively,” he said.
The average individual spends up to 18 years being educated which poses as a lag in comparison to the fast-paced economy. “We need to calibrate our education system to meet this challenge’’ urged Khalid Al Rumaihi.
Online learning, vocational courses, early embracing of technology and the overall evolution of educational systems are among the key points to move forward alongside a fast-paced economy.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides on-demand cloud computing platforms, has estimated that the Middle East region will need 10,000 data solution architects in the next five years.
“A lot of these architects can come from Bahrain,” said Khalid Al Rumaihi.
Last year, Bahrain Polytechnic started the migration of their ICT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) by transferring its Learning Management System to AWS, being one of the first governmental institutions to implement this technology in their operations.
The Learning Management System is used by all students and academic staff (approximately 2,000 users) on a daily basis, containing course materials, assignments, quizzes, surveys, discussion forums, and communications with all students.