AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Enterprise Strategy

5 steps to build your skills for AWS IoT

To succeed in Industry 4.0, companies need to upskill and reskill their workers to maximize the benefits of disruptive technologies, in particular individuals who have traditionally focused on operational technology (OT) domains, such as plant managers, product managers, engineers, and architects. We’ll share five steps and associated resources for individuals in these roles to learn about AWS Cloud and AWS IoT services to skill up for Industry 4.0.

Stanbic IBTC trains and certifies youth in Nigeria on Amazon Web Services

In Nigeria, 30–45% of all jobs will require digital skills by 2030, and 28 million workers will need technical training across sectors. Learn how Stanbic IBTC, a leading commercial bank with operations in Africa, is helping to create the next generation of cloud experts in Nigeria through its annual skilling initiative—the Digital Skills Empowerment Program (DiSEP).

New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in March 2023

In March 2023, AWS Training and Certification released 27 digital products including 14 AWS Builder Labs, an AWS Jam Journey (analytics), two courses for AWS Partners, three courses for c-suite leaders, and a classroom course on AWS security best practices. Exam labs have been temporarily removed from the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. To help organizations scale skill-building with their teams, AWS Skill Builder Team subscription is now available in 50 countries.

Deloitte advances women in cloud tech using AWS Training and Certification

Deloitte recognizes that one of its greatest strengths is the unique perspectives and voices of its people—with diversity, equity, and inclusion part of its core values. Deloitte has also long recognized the gender gap in the technology space and has been working to close that gap through training programs. Learn how Deloitte’s CloudUp for Women (CU4W) program has helped women from diverse professional backgrounds gain in-demand cloud skills and address the gender gap in tech.

UnionBank of the Philippines: 5 insights to train your team

Accenture reports that a digital skills shortage is the top barrier to achieving cloud value–ranked as the number one barrier. Forward-thinking enterprises, like UnionBank of the Philippines, are maximizing their cloud investments by upskilling their workforces, becoming prime destinations for top cloud talent. Learn more from Michelle Rubio, the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, about how UnionBank built a Cloud Center of Excellence based on the AWS Skills Guild framework.

Singapore Management University collaborates with Amazon Web Services and Accenture to develop next-generation cloud talent

Academia plays an important role in helping to prepare students with in-demand skills to be successful in the industry post-graduation. Through industry-academia collaboration, universities like Singapore Management University (SMU) are leveraging the expertise and resources of AWS – and collaborations with organizations like Accenture, to help students stay relevant to industry needs. By combining academic rigor with practical, hands-on experience, students can develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in their careers.

Thomson Reuters: Building female tech talent in India

Cloud transformations offer companies a chance to change far more than just their approach to technology. Every new skill learned is a chance to address imbalances throughout a company, bringing in new voices with different approaches to problems. Learn how Thomson Reuters used their cloud transformation to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion within the company’s technical roles.

SkillStorm helps veterans get tech jobs with AWS Training and Certification

Learn how SkillStorm is training transitioning service members to become skilled cloud engineers through a 16-week Tech Training Accelerator program. SkillStorm has a strong record of success, working directly with hiring partners who source talent from its programs, so graduates are quickly placed in careers.

Celebrating women who’ve launched cloud careers with AWS

March 8th marks the annual International Women’s Day, the aim of which is to “help forge a gender equal world.” One way to do this is by celebrating women’s achievements to increase visibility. And that’s why we’re highlighting some amazing women that have successfully launched cloud careers following completion of free workforce readiness and cloud-skills training from AWS.

Accelerate your cloud transformation with a tailored workforce upskilling strategy

If your organization is investing in cloud, providing employees with the necessary knowledge and skills can drive increased efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. By conducting an LNA and developing a targeted training plan, you can ensure your investments are driving maximum value for your business.