Google Cloud Invests In Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, Google Cloud announces the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) that aims to provide learners with in-demand skills in emerging cloud technologies through Google Cloud training and certification.

As part of the center’s training program, the latest cloud technologies will be provided, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), application and infrastructure modernisation, in order to upskill Saudi professionals who are responsible for digitization within their organizations or who wish to pursue careers in cloud computing. There is no charge for the courses.

Building on Google Cloud’s Skills Boost program that runs globally, the CoE in Saudi Arabia joins in the company’s global efforts to train more than 40 million professionals around the world in cloud skills, that will equip them with the necessary knowledge to drive a culture of innovation and boost digital transformation in enterprises as well as startups.

The announcement was made at the “Next’22 Developers Hub” event hosted by Google Cloud in Riyadh, where the company also launched the “60 days of Google Tech Programme ” with 300 developers starting their learning journey as the first cohort at the center to become certified associate cloud engineers. The center will run multiple cohorts throughout the year that are available to professionals of all ages in the Kingdom and provides Google Cloud certification upon completing the training courses.

 The “Google for Startups Cloud Academy” was also announced at the event, a 10-week program designed for startups across Saudi Arabia leveraging technology to build scalable, resilient and innovative solutions to solve business challenges. All accepted startups will receive mentorship and support from teams at Google and its mentor network in application modernisation, artificial intelligence (AI), Data and Analytics, machine learning (ML) and marketing.

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

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