Free Classes Available for Workers Interested in Cloud Computing Career
Cloud technology powers nearly everything we experience online. From Netflix to Facebook, Reddit to Google, millions of companies use the Cloud to power their businesses. The New College Institute in Martinsville and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed up to offer a virtual training for Virginia residents interested in pursuing a career in cloud computing. AWS re/Start is a free, 12-week virtual skills development & training program that prepares individuals for careers in cloud computing and connects them to potential employers. Participants acquire skills through hands-on, practical experience. They also prepare for certification as an AWS Cloud Practitioner, with complimentary access to practice and full exams. Applications are now being accepted for classes that will begin December 9. Those interested in applying should call 276-403-5605 for more information.
Local Tourism Programs Receive State Funding to Aid Recovery
More than $1.9 million in matching grants will be awarded to 161 local tourism initiatives around the state as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), Governor Ralph Northam’s office announced last week. In the greater Lynchburg area, recipients include Appomattox for Equality, which received $10,000 for its “Appomattox for Diversity” program; the Bedford Area Welcome Center, which received $20,000 for its “Destination Bedford: Top Adventure Town” marketing initiative; the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, which was awarded $10,000; The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, which received $10,000 to for its “Jefferson’s Retreat, Your Retreat” marketing effort; The Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg, which received $10,000 to support its “For the Love of Views, Brews, Corkscrews and Shoes!” event; the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, which received $20,000 to support its “Visit Smith Mountain Lake” campaign.
A full list of recipients from around the state can be found at: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/11.16.2020-Recovery-Marketing-Leverage-Program-Grants.pdf