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“SheDares” free online learning program encourages women to consider a career in tech

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are committed to fostering a more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable workforce. We know that diversity in teams and leadership is a critical driver of innovation. As part of this commitment, we’re collaborating with The Dream Collective, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy, to launch SheDares. SheDares is a […]

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AWS re/Start launches in Kenya as program expands across Africa

AWS re/Start program will launch a new cohort in Kenya and three in South Africa in May, totaling 12 cohorts launched across Africa since October 2020. Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start cloud skills training program will be launching four cohorts in Africa this month—including launching for the first time in Kenya—as part of the program’s […]

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Demand for cloud skills in APAC expected to triple by 2025: advice for workers looking to build skills

AlphaBeta, a strategy and economics firm, investigated the current and future state of digital skills in the APAC workforce. The AWS-commissioned report, “Unlocking APAC’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches,” analyzes the digital skills applied by workers in their jobs today and projects the digital skills required by workforces over the next […]

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ICYMI: December and January news from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for the months of December 2020 and January 2021. Dive in and explore more training content, stories, and resources. Skills Development Amazon Commits to providing free cloud skills training to 29 million people globally by 2025 At re:Invent 2020, we announced our commitment […]

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Make the most of AWS Training and Certification free offerings

At re:Invent 2020, Amazon announced our commitment to provide free cloud computing skills training to 29 million people globally by 2025 through AWS-designed programs. This is part of our continued efforts to support our employees, customers, partners, and communities by democratizing access to cloud skills training. We know that skills training can help you—whether you […]

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re:Invent 2020 – Cloud skills training for everyone

Maureen Lonergan, global leader of AWS Training and Certification, was one of a handful of AWS leaders who presented during the 2020 re:Invent Leadership Series. This post summarizes her talk. Whether you’re starting a new cloud career, upskilling your team, or transforming your entire workforce, our programs empower the diverse builders of today and tomorrow […]

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How Miami Dade College is preparing students for in-demand cloud roles

With AWS courses and learning resources, Miami Dade College is preparing students for success, including three recent graduates who were hired at Florida Power and Light Company. “What will help our students find high-quality, high-paying jobs?” That’s the question driving the leadership at Miami Dade College (MDC)—and it’s the question that brought them to AWS. […]

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ICYMI: October highlights from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for the month of October, including all our new courses launched this month. Dive in and explore! Enterprise skills development CloudCheckr staff earn more than 80 AWS Certifications in 80 days CloudCheckr, an AWS Partner, recently validated its employees’ cloud expertise by completing […]

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Training tech workers for the future – a conversation with Maureen Lonergan

This week, Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification was a guest on NPR podcast “Can Do” discussing the future of technology training. Technology represents 10% of the US economy and 8% of its workforce, and it’s America’s fastest growing economic sector. As readers of this blog, you’re aware that there’s a gap in […]

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AWS re/Start program builds US cloud skills and job readiness on east and west coasts

The AWS re/Start program is building new cohorts in five cities across the US: San Jose and San Francisco, CA; Martinsville, VA; New York, NY; and Newark, NJ. AWS re/Start has cohort locations in 18 cities across six countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America to help unemployed and underemployed individuals from all backgrounds […]

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