AWS re/Start free skills-development program launched

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

Research from AlphaBeta indicates that digitally skilled workers currently represent 12 percent of India’s workforce. By 2025, the number of workers in India requiring digital skills will need to increase nine times.

In India today, 76 percent of digital workers expect cloud computing will be a required competency for them to perform their jobs proficiently by 2025. AWS re/Start helps address this challenge by delivering free training and also supporting participants as they launch cloud computing careers.

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. Students can build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills. The program prepares participants for entry-level cloud roles in operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and more.

In India, AWS re/Start will host cohorts based in six cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Thiruvananthapuram. The program collaborates 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 to potential employers.

Capgemini, which has approximately 150,000 employees in India, is providing financial assistance for AWS re/Start. Capgemini plans to interview and hire select program graduates into various cloud roles. Capgemini, an AWS Partner, will work with EduBridge Learning to facilitate this.

Pallavi Tyagi, CHRO of India at Capgemini, said: “As AWS re/Start scales in the country, 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.”

AWS re/Start is delivered in 25 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, UK, and U.S.