UT Dallas and SF-Based Simplilearn to Launch Cloud-Computing Bootcamp for Digital Workforce

The collaboration between UT Dallas and Simplilearn will introduce a 24-week online training program in cloud computing. Aiming to address a growing demand for skilled tech professionals, the virtual bootcamp requires no prior professional experience.

UT Dallas’ Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is collaborating with San Francisco-based Simplilearn to create an online cloud computing bootcamp. The goal? To improve the skills of professionals in the cloud space.

Simplilearn offers a leading online boot camp for digital economy skills training that aims to give learners the skills they’ll need to thrive in the cloud computing area.

“Cloud computing has become a foundational pillar for innovation and digital transformation today,” Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, head of the department of electrical and computer engineering at UTD’s Erik Jonsson School, said in a statement.

“As an educational hub for engineering and computer science in the U.S., we focus on partnering with various entities, government and the private sector to provide multiple opportunities for career preparation and skills enhancement,”  Bhatia added. “We look forward to working with Simplilearn to provide a convenient option for students and professionals to build their tech skills.”

Upskilling tech professionals to succeed in an evolving landscape

The partnership will introduce a 24-week cloud virtual computing bootcamp, offered online jointly by Simplilearn and UT Dallas.

The partners said that cloud computing skills are highly sought after and cited Grand View Research as reporting the market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.1% from 2023 to 2030.

They said this program aligns with Simplilearn’s objective of upskilling tech professionals to succeed in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Timely training for in-demand tech skills

The bootcamp collaboration aims to leverage the North Texas ecosystem and provide enhanced upskilling opportunities for the digital workforce in these new-age domains. Citing Indeed, the partners said there are over 60,000 cloud engineer jobs available in the U.S.

UT Dallas is close to tech giants including Texas Instruments, Verizon, Samsung, and AT&T, in a region with a strong demand for a skilled digital workforce. 

“Cloud computing continues to be a top skill in demand, globally,” Simplilearn Chief Product Officer Anand Narayanan said in a statement.

“Sharing our objective to upskill the digital workforce to be agile and technically proficient, to succeed in the rapidly evolving tech world, we see focused programs such as our latest one in cloud computing benefitting learners significantly,” Narayanan added. “With UT Dallas’ expertise and high reputation in the community, along with Simplilearn’s comprehensive curriculum, we can ensure learners have every opportunity to broaden their skillset and stay ahead of the curve.”

No prior professional experience needed

The cloud computing boot camp is best-suited for persons with at least a high school diploma or equivalent, Simplilearn said.

Candidates need no prior professional experience and could come from a non-programming background. Individuals looking to pursue careers in cloud solutions architect, cloud engineer, cloud consultant, technical cloud architect, solutions architect, cloud practitioner, cloud administrator, and similar careers, could benefit from this bootcamp.

Applications are open. For more information about the online boot camp, go here.

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