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BANGALORE: Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of AWS re / Start in India. AWS re / Start is a free skills development and job training program that prepares learners for careers in cloud computing. The 12-week program is offered at no cost to learners, and prior technology experience is not required to apply.

Research from AlphaBeta (a strategy and economics consultancy) indicates that digital skilled workers currently make up 12% of India’s workforce. By 2025, the number of workers in India requiring digital skills is expected to increase nine-fold. In India today, 76% of digital workers expect cloud computing to be a required skill for them to be able to perform their jobs competently by 2025.[1] AWS re / Start helps meet this challenge by providing free training and also helping participants launch their careers in cloud computing.

AWS re / Start is a skills-based training program that covers core AWS Cloud skills and practical job skills, such as interviewing and resume writing. Through exercises, labs, and lessons based on real-life scenarios, students learn Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational databases. The program prepares participants for entry-level cloud roles in operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and more.

Additionally, the program prepares and covers the cost for participants to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam, so that they can validate their cloud skills with industry-recognized credentials.

In India, AWS re / Start will host cohorts based in six cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram. The program works with five local education organizations, including EduBridge Learning, Edujobs Academy, iPrimed Education, Rooman.Net and Vinsys IT Services, to deliver virtual training by an expert instructor. AWS re / Start will work with these organizations to connect program graduates with potential employers.

Amit Mehta, AWS Training and Certification Manager – India, Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd (AISPL), said, “Industry demand for cloud adoption far exceeds the number of skilled cloud workers available, leaving organizations struggling to find and hire the talent needed to put into operation. implementation of 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 training unemployed and underemployed people with little to no tech experience and preparing them for a career in the cloud.

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services with approximately 150,000 employees in India, provides financial assistance to AWS re / Start and plans to interview and hire graduates of the program selected in various roles in the cloud. Capgemini, an AWS partner, will work closely with EduBridge Learning to facilitate this.

Pallavi Tyagi, CHRO of India at Capgemini, said: “At Capgemini, we are committed to shaping the talent landscape in India by providing individuals with opportunities to transition into high demand roles while building their careers. AWS re / Start aligns with this goal and reflects our commitment to helping new hires achieve the future they want. As AWS re / Start evolves in the country, we believe it will be a game-changer for more Indians looking to upgrade their skills and take advantage of opportunities in a vibrant and evolving service labor market. cloud and technology.

Girish Singhania, CEO of EduBridge Learning, said: “We seized the opportunity to be part of this program with AWS because we believe technology skills are essential for the future Indian workforce. We are excited to involve non-technical learners through AWS re / Start, as they had never considered a career in technology. This program also fits well with EduBridge’s high-level goal of bridging the gap between skilled talent and organizations looking to hire.

Vikrant Patil, CEO of Vinsys IT Services Pvt. Ltd., said, “As an AWS Training Partner, Vinsys IT has three years of experience in delivering AWS training to IT professionals. With a vision to make learning accessible to curious-minded learners, we’re excited to now offer free, basic cloud-based training to people new to tech, and to help them. to make a career in this exciting space. This thoughtful initiative can help people in India who want to learn more about cloud computing, but lack the resources. “

AWS re / Start ships to 25 countries: Germany, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand , Nigeria, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom and United States

Sam D. Gomez