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

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.

How to apply for AWS re/Start

Are you experiencing unemployment or underemployment and want to learn more about AWS re/Start? 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. To learn more and apply, please contact the AWS re/Start program in your country by selecting your region, country, and organization from the menu, below.

If you don’t see a country listed below, check back as new locations are added.

AWS re/Start: Employer and Graduate Success Stories

Hear from AWS re/Start graduates and employers who have hired AWS re/Start graduates to their team, including Accenture, Direct Line Group, Securestorm, Infinity Works, Hive and more.

Do you have questions?


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


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