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AWS re/Start

Preparing unemployed and underemployed individuals for cloud careers through classroom-based training


Helping people launch careers in the cloud

AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers. A technology background is not required to apply. The program is focused on unemployed or underemployed individuals, including military veterans, their families, and young people.

Through real-world, scenario-based learning, labs, and coursework, learners can gain the technical and soft skills they need for an entry-level cloud role. AWS re/Start also provides learners with resume and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and interviews.

About the Curriculum

AWS re/Start curriculum teaches AWS Cloud fundamentals to help learners succeed in entry-level cloud positions. Through real-world, scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, learners build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills.

Learners receive job-specific training on building effective front-line support, troubleshooting, escalation, and task automation techniques. AWS re/Start also provides learners with professional skills including effective communication, collaboration, resume writing, and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and interviews.

Learner Profile:
  • Full-time availability to attend training Monday–Friday for 12 weeks
  • Ability to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Excitement to launch a career in cloud computing
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
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Program Benefits

Access free, in-person, skills-based training

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Join a local cohort of 25 individuals in full-time, classroom-based training to launch a cloud career.

Build skills aligned to AWS Certification

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Once learners have built AWS Cloud computing skills through hands-on experience, they can prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam with complimentary access to practice exams and full exams.

Connect with employers & start your career

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Learners receive resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews.

AWS re/Start: Graduate Success Stories

Learn how Casey and Chris launched careers with Direct Line Group and Securestorm with the help of AWS re/Start.

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Contact us to learn how you can get involved.

Where is AWS re/Start located?

AWS re/Start works with local collaborating organizations to deliver the program. These organizations share our mission of building a diverse global pipeline of entry-level trained talent.

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Americas
  • YES_Logo_transparent

    Youth Employment Services (YES) is a nonprofit employment agency located in Canada, that helps low-income and vulnerable youth in Canada to find and maintain employment.

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    Per Scholas is a nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the United States. Per Scholas and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United States.

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    Year Up is a national workforce development organization that empowers motivated young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers through its intensive training program. Year Up and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed young adults in the United States.

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    New College Institute (NCI) is a state-funded educational entity in the United States that advances economic and educational attainment and research opportunities for individuals. NCI and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United States.

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  • Asia Pacific
  • Goanna_Logo_Horizontal

    Goanna Solutions is an Indigenous Australian-owned enterprise providing clients with IT-based training and labour-hire services, as well as technology solutions. AWS re/Start is collaborating with Goanna Solutions on their Yapang Initiative by focusing on unemployed and underemployed individuals, including indigenous, other minorities, and career changing populations across Australia.

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  • Europe
  • Generation_logo_BLUE2020_100mm-01

    Generation is a global nonprofit organization focused on connecting people with employment. Generation and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support young rising talent who are unemployed and underemployed in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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    TechGrounds is a combination of a coding school, incubator, and co-working set up to make IT jobs and tech entrepreneurship available to all. TechGrounds and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in The Netherlands.

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    Cámara Madrid, the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Madrid, helps improve the qualification and training of people in all areas. Cámara Madrid and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Spain.

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    MolenGeek is a tech ecosystem whose mission is to make the technology sector accessible to all, regardless of background or formal education. MolenGeek and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Belgium.

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    simplon_logo

    Simplon offers free, project-based, and intensive training to underserved and underrepresented individuals so they can become the tech talents of tomorrow. Simplon and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in France.

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    Primed Talent Ltd. is a talent transformation organization that creates a strong pipeline of talent to help ensure that the workforce has the right skills for current and future industrial cycles. Primed Talent and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United Kingdom.

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  • Middle East & Africa
  • Praesignis_Logo 2020 ALL

    Praesignis is a Professional IT Services Consultancy that specializes in data management, business intelligence, and analytics along with cloud services management. Praesignis and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in South Africa.

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    getINNOtized is helping companies in Germany connect to untapped IT skilled talent in Ghana. getINNOtized helps individuals build digital skills and creates attractive work opportunities in Africa. getINNOtized and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Ghana.

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    EdoJobs is an initiative of the Edo State government in Nigeria aimed at solving the high rate of unemployment in Edo State through skills acquisition and empowerment programs. EdoJobs and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Nigeria.

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