Enhancing student employability in collaboration with the industry: case study of a partnership with Amazon Web Services Academy

Goteng, G. L., Shohel, M. M. C. and Tariq, F. (2022) Enhancing student employability in collaboration with the industry: case study of a partnership with Amazon Web Services Academy. Education Sciences, 12(6), 366. (doi: 10.3390/educsci12060366)

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The continuous increase in tuition fees in high education in many countries requires justification by the university authorities of what students receive from them in return. One of the key factors of student recruitment is values for money and quality learning experiences including hands-on industry training that can guarantee immediate employment for the graduates. This article describes redesigning the curriculum of a cloud computing undergraduate module in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy. Industry-based practical hands-on labs were incorporated into this module for engineering students to improve their practical knowledge and skills related to the Internet of Things. Through an innovative approach, this practitioner research introduces industry best practices and hands-on labs in cloud computing. In this approach, academic theories were incorporated in cloud computing with their applications through industry attachment. It enables students to have both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for ensuring their careers in the field of cloud computing. The study finds that students tend to be more engaged and learn better when theoretical knowledge and understanding are combined with real-world applications through the attachment with the industry.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tariq, Dr Faisal
Creator Roles:
Tariq, F.Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Goteng, G. L., Shohel, M. M. C., and Tariq, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Education Sciences
ISSN (Online):2227-7102
Published Online:25 May 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Education Sciences 12(6): 366
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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