In January 2020, York University’s Continuing Studies will launch a Certificate in Cloud Computing Strategy. YorkU states that the program is the first of its kind in Canada to be offered entirely online. The program aims to meet industry demands for skilled cloud architects and consultants. “The future of work is vastly different than anything we’ve seen before,” says YorkU assistant vice-president of Continuing Studies Tracey Taylor-O’Reilly. “With changes in technology shaping what employers are looking for when they hire, the need to close the impending skills gap is critical.” The program’s curriculum thus aims to be responsive to a job market increasingly affected by emerging technologies and automation.