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Amazon Web Services Pledges Training and Certifications for Veterans

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Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning veterans, and military spouses over $7m in Amazon Web Services (AWS) trainings. This pledge is part of Joining Forces, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s initiative that works hand in hand with the public and private sectors to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. By offering cloud computing training, we are excited to help veterans transition more easily into the civilian workforce and help develop the skills necessary to pursue jobs in the high-demand cloud computing space.

With the dramatically increasing demand for employees skilled in cloud computing, AWS is providing an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals from the military. These training pledges include:

  • Free membership to AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors and to help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and researchers of tomorrow.  This includes $50 in credits for AWS cloud services, training courses like AWS Tech Essentials, a wide library of cloud content, and access to our collaboration portal.
  • Free access to over 90 labs on AWS services and solutions, as well as certification prep labs.
  • Eligibility for AWS Certification exam reimbursement from the Department of Veterans Administration under the GI Bill’s education provision.

Amazon is also committed to training 25 wounded warriors at AWS Boot Camps for functional roles in cloud computing and commercial companies operating in the tech space and hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. Learn more in the Amazon blog here.

At Amazon, we are extremely committed to military service members and their spouses. And we want to thank all active and retired military members for their service and look forward to working with transitioning veterans.

Learn more about AWS Educate here.