Canadian University Dubai Students Win Big at World Bank Backed Skills Initiative

July 2nd, 2019: Canadian University Dubai students, Farouk Dalhatu and Nida Ali, have demonstrated their aptitude for next-generation technology, winning the top two places in a skills for the future competition organized by The World Bank, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE).

Farouk and Nida took 1st and 2nd places respectively in the final test of knowledge that concluded the ‘Skills for the Future Innovation Boot Camp’ hosted by Zayed University in Dubai last month. The event was attended by students from 12 institutions at various levels of education, from grade school, all the way to fresh university graduates.

The two-day boot camp was staged to help equip young people with the skills they need to make the successful transition into the workplace. Reflecting the proliferation of cloud technology in business, participants were introduced to the multiple services available on the AWS cloud-computing platform, which contains a wide variety of tools that revolutionize the way companies handle large data.

Speaking about the experience, Nida said, “Coming from an advertising background, I found the sessions very enlightening. Cloud technology might seem like a complex domain but the experts were very helpful in explaining these concepts and simplifying them for a wider audience. It’s clear that cloud technology is here to stay, and in today’s world it is important to develop the skillsets to take advantage of the tools it has to offer.”

Competition winner Farouk added, “We learnt of the huge demand for people with the proper skills to manage and administer AWS. I gained a lot of knowledge regarding this technology and have developed a genuine interest in becoming certified as an AWS administrator and architect. I advise anyone with an interest in technology, or becoming employable in general, to get the necessary skills needed to administer and deploy great ideas on the cloud.”