AWS Public Sector Blog

AWS Educate Now Available to U.S. Veterans

Last May, Amazon pledged to offer 10,000 service members, transitioning military personnel, and military spouses free membership to AWS Educate as part of Joining Forces, the 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. AWS Educate helps individuals learn the skills needed for in-demand cloud computing jobs through AWS service credits, online career pathways, provision of micro-credentials, and the AWS Educate Job Board.

Starting today, U.S. based veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses are eligible to create an AWS Educate account to get access to the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors to help power civilian career success.  From the frontline to the classroom, AWS is committed to prepping the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.

With the recent launch of several new features in our AWS Educate program, including Cloud Career Pathways, AWS Educate Badges, and the AWS Educate Job Board, verified service members can begin their cloud career journey.

AWS Educate’s self-paced course modules are designed to build core skillsets across four job families that align to the AWS Educate Job Board, including: Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer, Analytics and Big Data Specialist. Within these four job families are over 25 cloud career pathways, ranging from Cloud Support Associate to Associate Cloud Architect to Software Developer.

Thank you to all active and retired military members for your service. We look forward to working with you on your pathway into the cloud!

To be eligible for AWS Educate, military status will be verified by SheerID. Get started today by visiting: