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The Seattle Times reports that Amazon is working with the US Department of Labor "to create a registered apprenticeship program to train veterans in the high-demand field of cloud computing from within the e-commerce titan’s fold. Participants will undergo a 16-week technical training program land get a 12-month paid apprenticeship with the company. The apprenticeships could lead to full-time jobs with Amazon, the company says, or with talent-hungry competitors."

The story goes on to report that "the first wave of a dozen or so apprentices will be trained to take up the role of 'cloud support associate' at Amazon Web Services, the Seattle company’s cloud computing unit. They would offer technical support to enterprises and other customers that have migrated their data and computing applications to Amazon’s cloud."
KC's View:
Good for them. It is important to be focused on the jobs of the future, not the jobs of the past that never will return.