Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and Google Cloud announced the expansion of their partnership to include a new Center of Excellence training facility and new Google office in Qatar. This follows earlier announcements about a Google Cloud region in Qatar allowing new and existing customers, as well as partners, to run their cloud workloads locally. These initiatives, which build on QFZA’s strategic collaboration agreement with Google Cloud announced in 2020 support the continued growth of the technology ecosystem in Qatar.
The Center of Excellence provides free, hands-on training in Google tools and technologies for both individuals and businesses seeking to expand their technology skills and succeed in an increasingly digital world. The objective of the training facility is to foster innovation in the State of Qatar using the latest technologies and tools offered by Google. The Center will also serve as an incubator for high-potential startups and a hub for research to address digital transformation challenges.
Training programs currently on offer at the Center of Excellence focus on Cloud technology and include the Cloud Academy program, a 7 and 11 week online learning journey supported by instructor-led training days. Attendees of all programs will benefit from an online community for peer to peer support, technical mentorship and office hours as well as 6 months access to the full library of the Google Cloud training materials. In line with COVID precautions, the Center of Excellence is now live virtually and interested learners can register for courses today here: g.co/cloud/coeqatar.
The physical Center of Excellence space will open its doors in Doha later this year. Once launched, the learning center will be a hub of innovation and learning and incorporate workshops, lectures, training and mentoring on digital skills in addition to research to address digital transformation challenges.
Google Cloud has officially been established in Qatar, and Qatar Free Zones will host the new office in Msheireb Downtown, Doha.
SOURCE – https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/27/06/2021/Google-to-open-office-and-new-Center-of-Excellence-training-facility-in-Qatar