IT services company DXC Technology will rollout a cloud technologies guild training and enablement program to certify its workforce in the ANZ region to capitalise on a what it says is a global skills shortage in cloud technologies.

In total, almost 10,000  DXC employees will be trained across multi-cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft and VMware.

DXC employees are expected to complete the training before the end of December, in locations across Australia, New Zealand, India, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The majority of the workers – around 8,000 – are based in the ANZ region.

DXC says cloud guild training and enablement program will provide employees with the skills needed to innovate in all areas of cloud technologies.

According to the company, the training will underpin a culture of innovation and equip employees with a broad understanding of cloud technologies, enabling them to partner with our clients in the design, deployment and operation of applications on cloud platforms.

The program will be delivered online by certified instructors, with employees accessing training in areas such as cloud architecture, security and operations.

Seelan Nayagam, managing director, DXC Technology Australia and New Zealand, said that regardless of a person’s role at DXC, the program will offer a range of learning opportunities and certifications, allowing each person to develop new skills relevant to their field.

“Now more than ever, technology is playing a critical part in how everyone works, and cloud in particular plays a critical role supporting this,” said Nayagam.

“With a global skills shortage in cloud technologies, it is the perfect time for our employees to embrace this opportunity. We are equipping our people with the skills needed for the future so they can help our clients accelerate transformation and innovation during this crisis and beyond.

“We will continue to make investments to enhance and increase the skills, knowledge and capabilities of our workforce in the ANZ region. To create a truly agile working culture and stay ahead of the digital change curve, it is important that we are able to work beyond our job titles, in collaborative environments. This program will ensure that a level of fundamental knowledge of a key area of focus and growth for DXC is pervasive throughout the organisation.”

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