Hyderabad: Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched AWS re/Start in India, a free skills-development and job training programme that prepares learners for cloud computing careers. The 12-week programme is offered with no cost to learners, and previous technology experience is not required to apply.
AWS re/Start is a skills-based training program that covers fundamental AWS cloud skills and practical career skills, such as interviewing and resume writing. Through real-world, scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, students build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills. The programme prepares participants for entry-level cloud roles in operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and more.
In addition, the programme prepares and covers the cost for participants to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam, so they can validate cloud skills with an industry-recognised credential. AWS re/Start is currently delivered in 25 countries.
Amit Mehta, head, AWS Training and Certification – India, Amazon Internet Services, said, “The industry demand for cloud adoption is far outpacing the number of cloud-skilled workers available, leaving organisations struggling to find and hire the talent needed to implement cloud services. To overcome the lack of supply, cloud talent must be cultivated from non-traditional sources. AWS re/Start brings new talent into the cloud ecosystem by skilling unemployed and underemployed individuals with little or no technology experience and preparing them to launch a cloud career.”
Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services with approximately 1,50,000 employees in India, is providing financial assistance for AWS re/Start, and plans to interview and hire select programme graduates into various cloud roles. Capgemini, an AWS Partner, will work closely with EduBridge Learning to facilitate this.
Pallavi Tyagi, CHRO of India at Capgemini, said, “As AWS re/Start scales in the country, we believe it will be game-changing for more and more Indians looking to reskill, and take advantage of opportunities in a dynamic and evolving cloud and technology services job market.”