WorldSkills Australia (WSA) has announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to inspire young people to develop a passion for technology skills and excellence, through training and education programs.
The WorldSkills Australia regional competition is a one-day cloud skills competition, supported by the AWS Academy and AWS Educate programs, which will provide in-person cloud computing courses, AWS Academy accredited educators, and learning resources to member institutions to help them prepare for the virtual competition.
WSA is a social enterprise that passionately believes skills drive the future of young people and focuses on driving technology-focused skill acquisition in Australia, and around the world. With industry support from AWS, WSA can continue to champion skills excellence in vocational, technological, and service-oriented careers. It will also continue to highlight the importance of high-quality teaching and learning, and the value of competition as a tool to showcase skill excellence in Australia on a regional and national level.
WSA holds more than 500 regional competitions in 34 regions across Australia, including Cyber Security, Web Design, and Programming. These competitions test and help cultivate the skills of more than 4,000 young Australians. The competitions provide participants and trainers with advice, practical productivity-based training, and development in skills such as cloud computing, and the opportunity to put these skills to the test. By building this mindset, WSA supports diverse participants to compete in WSA competitions and helps broaden the adoption of these attitudes and skills in the workplace, bringing to life enhanced performance and career success.