Google Cloud launches Center of Excellence in Saudi Arabia to develop in-demand cloud skills in the Kingdom

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:- Google Cloud today announced the launch of the Center of Excellence (CoE) which is set up to provide learners in Saudi Arabia with access to in-demand skills development in emerging cloud technologies through Google Cloud training and certification.

The center will offer training courses on the latest cloud technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), application and infrastructure modernization, which will enable professionals in the Saudi market to hone their skills in about digitalization in their companies or willing to pursue a career in the cloud industry. Classes are offered free of charge.

build on Google Cloud Skills Boost Program which operates globally, the CoE in Saudi Arabia joins the company’s global efforts to train more than 40 million professionals worldwide in cloud skills, which will equip them with the necessary knowledge to foster a culture of innovation and drive digital transformation in businesses as well as startups.

The announcement was made at Google Cloud’s “Next’22 Developers Hub” event in Riyadh, where the company also launched the “60 days of Google Tech Program” with 300 developers starting their learning journey by as the center’s first cohort to become Certified Associate Cloud Engineers. The center will run multiple cohorts throughout the year that will be available to professionals of all ages in the Kingdom and will provide Google Cloud certification upon completion of the training courses.

Bader Al Madi, Saudi Arabia Country Director for Google Cloud, said, “Google Cloud is launching a ‘Center of Excellence’ in Saudi Arabia to support the achievement of the National Vision 2030 and its ‘Capacity Development’ program. in particular, which aims to ensure that the Saudis have the necessary capabilities to compete globally. The launch also comes at a time when businesses of all sizes in the Kingdom are realizing that the need to go digital is inevitable and are embracing digital transformation as a top priority, and therefore need trained professionals who know the industry well. of the Cloud to lead the transformation. We are opening the center virtually to ensure that everyone in every corner of the Kingdom has access to courses and can develop and develop their digital skills with Google Cloud.”

Additionally, the “Google for Startups Cloud Academy” was also announced at the event. This is a 10-week program designed for startups in Saudi Arabia that leverage technology to create scalable, resilient, and innovative solutions to solve business problems. All accepted startups will receive mentorship and support from Google’s teams and its network of mentors in the areas of application modernization, artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, learning automation (ML) and marketing.

The Developers Hub event also hosted IT decision makers, developers and students, all coming together to shape the future of cloud skills training in the country.

For more information on training programs, visit the center’s website official site.

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