SUSE is partnering with global online learning platform Udacity to address the industry-wide talent shortage in the critical area of cloud native application delivery with the launch of a Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program.
SUSE is also sponsoring 300 scholarships to aspiring cloud native practitioners for the full Nanodegree curriculum. The scholarship awards will be merit based and allocated across a diverse range of course participants.
Given the importance of diversity and inclusion in the field of technology, SUSE is actively encouraging women and people from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in this program.
“Technology continues to change at lightning speed, and as a result so do business, education and public service entities, ready or not,” said Sarah Whitlock, vice president, SUSE & Rancher Community, at SUSE. “This program will empower application developers and operations specialists with leading edge cloud native application delivery skills and expertise.”
Todd Floyd, vice president, Scholarship and Corporate Social Responsibility, Udacity, said, “Partnering with SUSE to offer cutting-edge online course content and expert instruction using open source technologies will provide a clear path for individuals to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to build and deliver cloud-native applications. This scholarship program empowers people at any stage of their career to expand their skills quickly with free Nanodegree programs.”
The Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program will benefit a broad range of individuals and organisations, including:
- Aspiring cloud native practitioners. Experienced enterprise application developers and operations specialists looking to upskill as well as post-secondary students seeking real world career skills development will gain practical knowledge and experience.
- Enterprises and government agencies. They will be able to take advantage of the Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree to transform the workforce they have.
- Higher education institutions. They will be able to offer scalable, state-of-the-art job training and resume-building opportunities to supplement existing degree programs.