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IT Academy a Force for Good

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

The positive impact of IT Academy is created by a small, passionate, global team of individuals. We are fueled by demonstrating VMware’s Force for Good.

VMware IT Academy is a public–private partnership with institutions around the world. The program teaches entry level VMmare technology, fosters career development, creates a pipeline of diverse talent, and helps to strengthen communities.

All around the world, we’re making positive impact. The Atlanta office partnered with Microsoft to teach computer science to high school students. We hosted 9 volunteers who gave time teaching local high school students about coding and more. It’s about inspiring our next generation of innovators and computer scientists.

In Costa Rica, VMware partnered with “Women to Code” to bring basic Cloud and Virtualization Concepts to women. We also co-hosted Virtual VMware IT Academy Days. Over 300 students in Costa Rica, Columbia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina participated in lectures and labs to learn about cloud concepts.

The good works continue in Middle East and Africa. In Kenya, Strathmore University recently signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) to serve as a Regional Academy. They will train other instructors to teach IT Academy courses.

IT Academy continues to partner with the African Union, specifically their education of Pan African Virtual Education, where VMware entry level education is hosted. To date, over 250 students have participated in our shared offerings.

Recently, in India over 5000 students participated in Webinars. Topics ranged from vSphere to App Development and Creation. One Tanzu webinar had over 3000 attendees (across India). The focus was helping students to use Tanzu. Following this webinar, in one week, more than 20 applications were developed on VMware Tanzu.

What’s next?

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