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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 scenario-based learning, hands-on 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 scenario-based exercises, hands-on 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:

Note that learner qualifications can differ depending on location and collaborating organization. For more information about learner qualifications and applications, see the How to apply for AWS re/Start section to click through to the learner application sites organized by country. The program is offered at no cost to learners.
 
  • Full-time availability to attend training Monday–Friday for the course duration (typically 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.

How to apply for AWS re/Start

Are you experiencing unemployment or underemployment and want to learn more about AWS re/Start? If you are interested in applying to the program or want to learn more, please contact the AWS re/Start program in your country. Select "Learn more" below any organization to see the learner application site.

AWS re/Start works with different local collaborating organizations to deliver the program around the world. These organizations share our mission of building a diverse global pipeline of entry-level trained talent. If you don’t see a country listed below, check back as new locations are added.

  • 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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    FDM is a strategic talent provider, supporting clients to fill specialty skills gaps within their teams and build a diverse pipeline of business-ready tech talent across industries. FDM and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United States and Canada.

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    Pyramid Academy Logo

    Pyramid Academy is a firm dedicated to training, advancing, and hiring early-career technology talent. Pyramid Academy and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United States.

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    ACI Logo

    ACI Learning is a leader in audit, cybersecurity, and information technology (IT) training and certification. ACI Learning and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support veterans, unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United States.

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  • Asia Pacific
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    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
  • Fondazione ENGIM and TOP-IX Logo

    Fondazione ENGIM, an Italian education organization, and TOP-IX, a public-private non-profit consortium, are collaborating with AWS re/Start to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Italy.

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    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_logo

    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 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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    FDM Logo

    FDM is a strategic talent provider, supporting clients to fill specialty skills gaps within their teams and build a diverse pipeline of business-ready tech talent across industries. FDM and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United Kingdom.

    Learn more »

    Tech Talent Academy Logo

    Tech Talent Academy is a training provider focused on creating a fair and fit-for-purpose tech industry where everyone with talent can thrive. Tech Talent Academy and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in the United Kingdom.

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    Digital Career Institute Logo

    Digital Career Institute (DCI) is a non-profit focused on educating people in technology. DCI and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Germany.

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    Convision Logo

    Convision A/S is an IT-consultancy based in Copenhagen. Convision and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Denmark. 

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    DevOpsGroup Academy Logo

    DevOpsGroup Academy is home to industry-leading experts in DevOps, cloud, and agile training. DevOpsGroup Academy and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed populations in Wales. 

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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_azubi_logo

    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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    Appleseeds Academy Logo

    Appleseeds Academy promotes digital equity in Israel by developing and implementing programs in the areas of technology, employment, and life skills. Appleseeds Academy and AWS re/Start will collaborate to support unemployed and underemployed individuals in Israel.

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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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Do you have questions?

Learners:

Contact the organization listed above who is delivering AWS re/Start in your country for application and program information. Do you have an additional questions? Ask the AWS re/Start team.

Employers:

Is your company interested in hiring entry-level cloud talent? Complete the form to find AWS re/Start graduates for your open roles.