Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance: India

A national coalition of employers, educational institutions, and government agencies that addresses the skills gap and prepares learners for in-demand tech jobs.

Building tech skills together

The scarcity of cloud talent is a major concern for many businesses and often reported as a key barrier to cloud adoption. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance forges new paths for individuals to develop cloud expertise and enter the technology workforce. The Tech Alliance in India brings together a coalition of AWS customers and partners, government bodies, workforce development organizations, and educational institutions to prepare learners for tech job roles such as cloud engineer, cloud administration, and devops engineering.

AWS work backwards from employers to identify specific skills and roles and collaboratively design and vet learning pathways that align to those skill requirements. In addition, employers may support by evaluating curricula, developing capstone projects, providing internships, and creating hiring events exclusive to participating educational institutions.

The India Tech Alliance includes leading higher education institutions, universities and various government entities. The growing list of Tech Alliance employers includes companies across industries such as consulting, manufacturing, information technology, and professional services.

Why India

AlphaBeta Digital Skills Report, 2022 commissioned by AWS highlighted that by 2025, three of the top five digital skills employers expect to demand are cloud-related. According to a report by National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), Cloud Skills: Powering India's Digital DNA, launched in association with Draup 2021, the demand for cloud professionals in India may touch two million by 2025.

As per AWS and Gallup Asia Pacific Digital Skills Study – The Economic Benefits of a Tech-Savvy Workforce 2023, cloud technology appears to facilitate revenue growth- 21% of Indian organizations that run most of their business on the cloud report a doubling of annual revenue growth or more, compared with 9% that run some or none of their business on the cloud. Advanced digital skills- such as cloud architecture and software development-raise India’s annual GDP by an estimated US$ 507.9 billion (INR 10.9 trillion) by boosting workers’ income and productivity. More than nine in 10 (91%) Indian workers with advanced digital skills express high job satisfaction, compared to 74% of workers with intermediate digital skills and 70% of workers with basic digital skills. AWS is investing in the future of India technology community and workforce by helping student learners expand their cloud skill sets.

  • Employers
  • The rapid expansion of cloud computing in India means that employers require a greater pool of IT talent that can enter the workforce. However, employers find it challenging to recruit, hire, and retain cloud-skilled talent. Employers can create a tech talent pipeline by working with the team on various AWS education programs.

    Benefits for Tech Alliance employers

    Address Compliance Requirements
    Review AWS Education programs and curriculum for early career cloud learners and feedback on alignment to skills maps
    Unmatched Security
    Support and provide projects / hands-on learning exposure for students
    Proven Commitment
    Offer mentorship to students with Cloud Subject Matter Experts (Technical) and/or, soft skills (interview prep and resume review)
    Culture of innovation

    Participate in Job Fair (virtual/ in-person) and applied learning event (AWS JAMs, AWS Deep Racer), Career & Employer Orientation conducted by AWS 

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    Present paid internships (virtual/ in-person) or, interviewing and recruiting early career cloud roles, as per your organization policy
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    Collaborate on co-creation of case studies, blogs, customer quotes and video testimonials.

    AWS Customers and partners (Employers) participating in this program are expected to support the collaboration by engaging in more than one engagement stated above.

    Tech Alliance employers

    Accenture, Aptiv, Butterfly Innovations (Digii, formerly CollPoll), Capgemini, Chargebee Inc., Cloud Kinetics, Cognizant, Comprinno Technologies, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., DXC Technology, F13 Technologies, Genpact, IBM, Informatica, IQVIA, KPIT Technologies, Kyndryl, NTT DATA Services, Pentagon System and Services, Persistent Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers,, Schneider Electric, Searce Technologies Inc., Siemens, SoftwareOne, Tata Consultancy Services, TEKsystems Global Services Pvt Ltd., Wipro.

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    Comprinno Technologies
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  • Government
  • AWS Skills to Jobs team works with governments and quasi-government bodies to help drive skilling as part of their mission to train learners on cloud skills. Team has been working with national and regional governments and other regulatory bodies by fostering partnerships between industry and educational institutions. With support from industry, as India Tech Alliance, the team will focus on new-age tech curricula thereby enhancing the employability of the learners. It will be our endeavor to further grow the entry level cloud talent. 

  • Educational Institutions
  • Ensuring that curricula aligns to in-demand tech jobs is an ongoing challenge for educational institutions. Collaborating with industry, however, can help the institutions transform their course offerings to make their learners job-ready. The India Tech Alliance brings academia and industry together to enhance curricula relevant to emerging technologies. AWS works with educational institutions to prepare the next generation of cloud talent and respond to the needs of organizations for highly sought-after AWS Cloud skills. 

    Benefits for Tech Alliance institutions

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    Guidance on learning resources (aligned to skill maps) that are supplementary to your ongoing curriculum
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    Access to AWS-driven market research to help align your programs and curriculum to in-demand job role(s)
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    Interaction with AWS customers, who can assist via initiatives like capstone projects, and guest lectures
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    Invitation to thought leadership sessions with other alliance members, helping design additional skill maps, delivery plans and overall improvements to the program

    Tech Alliance educational institutions

    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bennett University, Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Engineering for Women*, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, East Point Group of Institutions, GMR Institute of Technology, Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), GSSS Institute of Engineering & Technology for Women*, Gyan Ganga Group of Institutions, Inderprastha Engineering College, Institute of Technology & Management (ITM), ITM University, KIET Group of Institutions, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), Meerut Institute of Technology, MIET Kumaon, MIT ADT University, Pragati Engineering College, Sanjivani College of Engineering, SR University, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, St. Joseph’s University.

    *Institutions exclusive to women students

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    Gyan Ganga
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  • Partner organizations
  • The India Tech Alliance collaborates with governmental organizations, network partners, and associations to bring academia and industry together to modernize tech programs of study. These organizations play an important role in the alliance by fostering partnerships between industry and educational institutions.

    In light of our collaboration, we recognize the pivotal role of collaborating organizations in the skilling landscape, as they serve as vital catalysts for outreach and implementation. Together, we aim to leverage our partnership with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation and ICT Academy of Kerala to amplify our impact, extend our reach, and empower individuals with the necessary skills for success in today's dynamic world

    Benefits for Tech Alliance partner organizations

    Address Compliance Requirements
    Help educational institutions and/or training providers modernize tech programs of study to align credentials and skilling programs to in-demand jobs
    Unmatched Security
    Foster closer relationships with industry to integrate their expertise into curricula
    Proven Commitment
    Provide applied learning events and skilling programs for students from educational institutions and/or mid career switchers interested in technology

    Tech Alliance partner organizations

    ICT Academy of Kerala., Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation

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  • Learners
  • Gaps in technical coursework and training can create barriers for learners who are interested in pursuing cloud careers. These students benefit from a shift to skills-based learning that emphasizes the job role needs and demands of industry. The India Tech Alliance helps provide learners across India with the resources and support required for them to secure entry-level cloud positions. Through the alliance, learners can access hands-on guidance from industry professionals and gain experience that is applicable to in-demand tech jobs. Resources available to learners include mentoring, experiential learning programs like AWS JAMs, and hiring through internships and job fairs.

    Benefits for Tech Alliance learners

    Address Compliance Requirements
    Boost career readiness by gaining real-world experience
    Unmatched Security
    Receive hands-on support from industry through mentorship programs
    Proven Commitment
    Gain access to skills-based pathways for entry-level tech jobs
    Culture of innovation
    Facilitating connect with Tech Alliance employers

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