AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

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).

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.

IT Skills 4U: Building skills to persevere

In this blog, we share two stories of resilient Ukrainians who have taken advantage of the IT Skills 4U program to build cloud skills and industry credentials to improve their circumstances in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. IT Skills 4U is a free training program for Ukrainians willing to learn AWS skills, transition into cloud roles, or advance their IT career. Developed by AWS, the program curriculum includes a combination of self-paced learning (AWS Educate in Ukrainian, AWS Skill Builder), AWS instructor-led training, AWS Certification, English and Polish language classes, and career support services.

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.

Study by Gallup and AWS shows digital skills drive economic growth across APAC

As information technology continues to transform our lives and work at an individual, organizational, and macroeconomic level, Gallup, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), has conducted the largest global survey of its type to shed light on the tremendous economic, innovation, and career benefits of investing in advanced digital skills. Learn more about impact of digital skills on individuals, organizations, and the global economy.

BMO Financial Group: Building a cloud talent pool in Indigenous communities

Learn how BMO Financial Group utilized AWS Skills Guild to train its employees, and then partnered with PLATO to provide cloud workforce development training focused on building a fresh pipeline of talent within Canada’s Indigenous communities with the AWS re/Start program.

The fastest growing job skills for 2023: 3 takeaways

Which skills will keep your workforce competitive? What types of professional development do you need to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, macro-economic trends, and organizational strategies? Coursera, an AWS Training Partner, has released the 2023 edition of The Job Skills Report revealing insights that guide answers to these pressing questions.