Miami Dade College is Collaborating with Google Cloud to Expand Access to Careers in Cloud

Miami, April 28, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) is collaborating with Google Cloud to offer the US #GoogleCloudReady Facilitator program, a Google Cloud initiative designed to help students kickstart a career in cloud and get hands-on practice with Google Cloud’s platform.

Through this program, MDC students can become Google Cloud Facilitators and not only gain in-depth knowledge about Google Cloud technology but enable others to do so. The program introduces students to cloud computing, cloud-native application development, big data and machine learning using Google Cloud while building their leadership skills along the way.

“When I wanted to prepare for a career in cloud computing, I had a little idea of how to go about it, how to discover new learning opportunities. Thank you, Google Cloud for developing this program and Miami Dade College for connecting me. I am now ready to support other students as a Cloud Facilitator,” said Mauricio Martinez, MDC’s first student to become a #GoogleCloudReady Facilitator.

Google Cloud is widely recognized as a global leader in delivering a secure, open, intelligent, and transformative enterprise cloud platform. With growing adoption of cloud computing, demand for cloud-ready talent is on the rise, with nearly 80% of worldwide IT departments reporting a skills gap in cloud-ready talent.

“We are thrilled to offer the US #GoogleCloudReady Facilitator program to students at higher education institutions throughout the US,” said Carrie D’Ascoli, who leads Google Cloud Learning in higher education for the US. “By getting hands-on experience with Google Cloud and earning Google Cloud skill badges, students at Miami Dade College and beyond can demonstrate to employers that they have what it takes to work in a cloud-first world.”

The Google Cloud Facilitator program is open to any MDC student and the deadline to apply is April 30. To apply and for more information about the program, visit