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

Reskilling Individuals to Launch a Cloud Career With AWS re/Start

Helping People Launch Careers in the AWS 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

Program Benefits

Access free, in-person, skills-based training


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

Build skills aligned to AWS Certification


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


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.


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
  • 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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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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