Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning University is going to offer a free AI educator enablement program from January 2023 to help institutions prioritize teaching databases, machine learning, and artificial intelligence concepts to historically underserved students.
AWS will facilitate a free hands-on experience for students in a cloud-based sandbox to apply ML concepts and experiment with a variety of AWS services, ML cloud computing, and data analytics tools.
This program will prioritize minority-serving institutions (MSIs), community universities, and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the US. The program will have six educator boot camps in 2023, using the same content Amazon uses to train their own developers and data scientists.
The boot camps will introduce learners to the program and will consist of lecture slides, exams, instructor handbooks, and hands-on coding exercises based on feedback from school systems that helped pilot the early program.
Educators who finish the program can get an AWS stipend and continuing education credits. They will also have year-round professional development through tech talks, Slack study groups, regional events, and virtual study sessions moderated by AWS instructors.