The explosion in Amazon’s educational resources is providing a blueprint Florida can emulate in empowering the next generation of workers. Amazon’s multi-faceted digital training resources – including coding, software architecture, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and far more – are directed to delivering education to millions of workers nationwide over the next decade. Amazon is not an educator; nor is it a philanthropist – but it knows where “its bread is buttered”: productive and creative employees. Florida’s educational backbone, particularly of state community colleges, has the breadth and scope to accelerate Florida’s transition from low-wage tourism jobs to higher-paid, high-growth technology jobs.
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