Cloud Computing Connections is a sector-specific bridging program offered in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Sheridan College. In this program, we invite you to learn from the experts at AWS to advance your knowledge with practical skills so you can be more efficient using the AWS Cloud. The objective of this program is to assist you to leverage your fundamental IT skills and institutional knowledge to transition and succeed in Cloud roles. By training directly with AWS, you will be learning from AWS experts who are delivering current and up-to-date content.

Additionally, this program provides an opportunity for you to put theory into practice through a hands-on approach in which you, alongside other IT teammates, will solve real-world Cloud Computing challenges that will prepare you for your credential exam as well as equip you with Canadian references.

Program Components

  • 6-week program
  • Canadian context academic training from a recognized educational institute
  • Business communications and workplace culture training in a Canadian context
  • Future skills training in creative problem solving, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, resilience and much more
  • Experiential Learning / Canadian labour market attachment
  • Employer Connections – Guest Speakers, Alumni, Pitch Panel, Speed Mentoring®, The Mentoring Partnership, Connectors, Job Fairs, Recruitment Events
  • One-to-one job search support from an Employment Consultant who is knowledgeable about the Canadian labour market and IT sector trends
  • Cloud Computing Connections is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with Sheridan College and Amazon.

Program Benefits

As a program participant, you will:

  • Acquire practical skills through practice sessions using AWS features and services, while simultaneously learning how to apply these skills to your use case.
  • Benefit from accredited AWS instructors (with extensive technical expertise) and learn from content that is frequently updated to keep pace with ongoing AWS innovations.
  • Receive extensive support as you prepare for your certification exam (AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or AWS Certified Developer – Associate)
  • Obtain an AWS exam voucher (to cover the examination cost)
  • Be exposed to real IT projects to acquire hands-on learning
  • Become affiliated with Sheridan College and Amazon Web Services (through your participation in this program)
  • Receive access to a wide range of mentoring and coaching opportunities
  • Attain connections with hiring managers

Program Eligibility

Participants must:

  • Be a resident of Ontario
  • Have international post-secondary education (degree and/or diploma) in Information Technology
  • Have at least one year international work experience in an IT occupation
  • Demonstrate language proficiency at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 7 or higher

Program Dates

  • June 3 – July 12, 2024
  • September 30 – October 8, 2024

Program Fees

Training fee is $400 + HST and includes one attempt at an AWS certification exam. This fee also offsets the academic portion of the program.

Advisory Committee

  • Steve Gauthier, Business Development Manager, AWS
  • Emma Davies, Manager, Business Development, Projects and Innovation, Sheridan College
  • MJ Alwajeeh, Principal | Sr. Solution Architect | Manager, Slalom
  • Tauhid Khan, IT Manager, TD Bank