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Telefónica Tech and AWS launch ‘AWS Cloud Camp by Acens’, digital platforms and services


• AWS Cloud Camp by Acens’ is a free, pioneering training program for 140 students from the four Fundación Telefónica 42 programming campuses in Spain, with the aim of certifying them in AWS Cloud technologies.
• Certified students will have the opportunity to join the team at Acens, the specialized AWS Cloud technology center of Telefónica Tech.
• Telefónica Tech contributes with the recruitment and training of talents to the technological formation of the company. This training initiative is another Telefónica commitment to lead the new digital world through the Global Innovation and Talent Hub, whose headquarters, located in the Telefónica district of Madrid, will have the capacity to train 100,000 people every year with new digital skills.

Telefonica Techthrough ‘acens is part of Telefónica Tech and in collaboration with AWS Academy and The 42 programming campuses of the Fundación Telefónica, launches ‘AWS Cloud Camp by acens’ today. This is a completely free pioneering training program that offers selected students the opportunity to obtain certification in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud technologies and access employment.

AWS Cloud Camp by Acens’ is aimed at 140 students from the four 42 programming campuses that Fundación Telefónica, in public-private partnership, has in Spain: Madrid, Urduliz (Bizkaia), Barcelona and Malaga. For the second consecutive year, the learning model 42 has been chosen by the WURI Ranking among the TOP 10 of the most innovative universities in the world, even ahead of prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Columbia or Yale.

’42’ is a programming campus with an innovative learning methodology. It is based on peer-to-peer learning and gamification, the objective of which is to train in the digital profiles demanded by the job market. This initiative is part of Telefónica’s global innovation and talent hub, a company commitment to lead the new digital world through training in the technological skills and competencies demanded by the labor market.

Starting today and running through December 22, selected students will be able to train and certify in AWS Cloud Foundations and AWS Cloud Architecting through the AWS Academy platform and mentorship from industry professionals, under 42’s philosophy based on flexible learning and participant cooperation.

The training program consists of several phases during which students will be introduced to and deepen their understanding of cloud computing, as well as services for building and designing secure resident computing solutions available on the AWS Cloud. Learning also includes the opportunity to explore AWS services for account security, networking, monitoring, automation, backup and recovery, and more.

Certified students will have the opportunity to join the Acens team, as center specialized in AWS technologies at Telefónica Techand are part of a group of expert professionals responsible for applying AWS recommended best practices to provide customers with a fast and secure transition to the cloud.

María Jesús Almazor, CEO of Cybersecurity and Cloud at Telefónica Tech, said: “Training and attracting the best talents in new technologies is essential to build a more advanced and innovative society and to offer the best services to customers. The program we are launching, in collaboration with AWS Academy and Fundación Telefónica 42 programming campuses, will allow us to strengthen our teams and capabilities in AWS technology and continue to consolidate our position as the largest technology hub in the South of the Europe and the best partner to support companies in their digital transformation.

Kevin Kelly, director of cloud professional education programs at AWS, said, “Professionals with cloud skills are in high demand as more organizations invest in their future with the cloud. We are proud to help Telefónica Tech advance training and learning opportunities for its students. With AWS Academy, students will be equipped with the practical, in-demand cloud skills they need to land high-quality jobs in one of the fastest growing industries.”

The “AWS Cloud Camp by Acens” program will be presented on October 14 at an institutional event to be held at 42 Urduliz, with the participation of Ainara Basurko, Provincial Councilor for Economic Promotion of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia-Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia ; María Jesús Almazor, CEO of Cybersecurity and Cloud at Telefónica Tech; Manuel Ángel Alonso, Director of Public Administrations and Large Companies of the Northern Territory at Telefónica de España; Javier Cobo, COO of Acens; Eva Labarta, Public Sector Director Spain AWS and Carlos Carús (Director Education Programs EMEA).

A long-standing partnership with AWS

Telefonica and AWS started their strategic relationship to facilitate the adoption of cloud services by enterprises in 2018. Since then, the two companies have advanced their collaboration and recently, Telefónica Tech and AWS announced a new global agreement to lead the digital transformation of the business world by developing innovative services.

This new alliance announced in February, included a commitment from Telefónica Tech and AWS to invest in development activities for new cloud solutions and to expand the capabilities and training of Telefónica Tech professionals in this technology. This collaboration involved unlocking new opportunities in 5G and new use cases in edge computing, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), video streaming, and gaming and industry. 4.0; as well as the development of Telefónica Tech’s managed and professional services around AWS technology. Telefónica Tech was also the first AWS Partner in Spain to achieve Security Competency in 2020, which means qualification as a partner with adoption, development and implementation capabilities in cloud security projects in AWS environments.