Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance: Italy

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 Italy brings together a coalition of AWS customers and partners, government bodies, workforce development organizations, and educational institutions to prepare learners for entry-level cloud careers. Working backwards from employer demand for specific cloud skills and roles, the Tech Alliance works with educational institutions and educators to provide a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curricula—through the AWS Academy program—that prepares students to pursue in-demand cloud jobs in areas such as cloud support, software development, and data analysis. AWS is investing in the future of the Italian technology community and workforce by helping tech students expand their cloud skill sets.

The Italy alliance includes technical vocational colleges and universities, as well as EdTech companies, NGOs and IT training providers. The growing list of Tech Alliance employers includes companies in industries such as consulting, information technology, and professional services. 

  • Employers
  • Employers find it challenging to recruit, hire, and retain cloud-skilled talent. By collaborating with AWS, educational institutions, and other organizations, employers can build a tech talent pipeline.

    Italy Tech Alliance employers work directly with educational institutions to evaluate curricula, develop capstone projects, and provide internships or apprenticeships. Employers engage with learners through mentorship programs, applied learning events such as AWS Jams and AWS DeepRacer, and job fairs to help students learn about career paths and apply for their first role in the cloud.

    Benefits for employers

    Address Compliance Requirements
    Shape entry-level tech talent through career coaching, mentoring, and hiring events
    Proven Commitment
    Meet demand for specific tech skills and roles through a pipeline of job-ready talent
    Unmatched Security
    Inspire the next generation of tech ready talent through career talks and fireside chats

    To join the Italy Tech Alliance, employers must be an AWS Partner or customer, have a need for early-career cloud talent, and be able to assign a dedicated point of contact for the initiative. 

    Italy Tech Alliance employers

    Deloitte, Accenture, Exprivia, Fastweb, VMEngine, Sorint Lab, Fides, and Experis 

  • Educational Institutions
  • Ensuring that curricula aligns to in-demand tech jobs is an ongoing challenge for colleges and universities. Collaborating with industry, however, can help educational institutions inform their course offerings to make their learners job-ready. The Italy Tech Alliance brings academia and industry together to modernize tech programs of study.

    More than 90 educational institutions across Italy are AWS Academy member institutions and benefit from the activities of the Tech Alliance. AWS works with educational institutions to prepare the next generation of cloud talent and respond to the needs of Italian organizations for highly sought-after AWS Cloud skills. Through AWS Academy, AWS provides higher education institutions with a no-cost, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue in-demand cloud jobs. Browse AWS Academy to see the list of educational institutions that are part of the Italian Tech Alliance.

    Does your institution offer accredited degree, diploma, certificate, or continuing education programs? Apply to join the AWS Academy.

    Benefits for educational institutions

    Address Compliance Requirements
    Modernize technical programs of study to align credentials and degree programs to in-demand jobs
    Proven Commitment
    Cultivate closer relationships with industry and integrate their expertise into curricula
    Unmatched Security
    Provide applied learning and mentorship programs to prepare students for entry-level tech roles

    Italy Tech Alliance educational institutions

    ITS ICT Piemonte, ITS Angelo Rizzoli Milan, ITS Steve Jobs Catania, ITS Lazio Digital, ITS Apulia Digital Maker, ITT Marconi Rovereto, The University of Naples “Parthenope,” and Sapienza University of Rome

  • Partner Organizations
  • The Italy Tech Alliance collaborates with governmental organizations, network partners, IT training providers, EdTechNGOs 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.

    Benefits for 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
    Proven Commitment
    Foster closer relationships with industry to integrate their expertise into curricula
    Unmatched Security
    Provide applied learning events and skilling programs for students from educational institutions and/or mid career switchers interested in technology

    Italy Tech Alliance partner organizations

    Talent Garden, r3cube, tree/Opinno Italy, Isola Catania, and Experis Academy

  • 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 Italy Tech Alliance helps provide learners across the country 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 experiential learning programs, invitations to several events like job fairs, hiring through internships and apprenticeships, and much more.

    Benefits for Italy Tech Alliance learners

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

Other collaborators

The Tech Alliance collaborates with a select number of foundations and AWS Authorized Training Partners to support the Alliance's objectives and activities toward boosting student employability. This commitment is materialized in initiatives and actions aimed at closing the skills gap and preparing the next generation of professionals to succeed in the technological world.


Applied learning events

Applied learning events bridge the gap between theory and practice, equipping learners with real-world skills and experience. Join AWS in embracing applied learning to unlock the full potential of IT education through these events:

Machine Learning University (MLU)

Machine Learning University (MLU) provides anybody, anywhere, at any time access to the same machine learning courses used to train Amazon’s own developers on machine learning.

AWS DeepRacer

Learn, practice, and apply machine learning skills in a virtual racing league.

AWS GameDay

Explore gamified, hands-on activities that simulate production scenarios.

Job fairs

Employers and learners have conversations about open career opportunities and future prospects. These fairs can be held virtually or in-person.

Mentoring programs

AWS mentoring programs help students achieve their goals in the cloud field by exposing them to the career advice and success stories of industry professionals. 

AWS Training and Certification

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AWS Educate provides students and educators with online, self-paced cloud learning resources at no cost.
AWS Certification
AWS Training and Certification offers courses and resources to help you build foundational cloud computing skills or stay up to date on the latest AWS technologies.
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AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a no-cost, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue in-demand cloud jobs.
AWS Skill Builder
Learn from experts and build in-demand cloud skills through access to 600-plus free courses, game-based learning, AWS Certification Official Practice Exams, and more.
AWS re/Start is a free to the learner cohort-based workforce development training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers.