AWS re/Start

Preparing individuals for cloud careers with free to the learner cohort-based training

Helping people launch careers in the cloud

AWS re/Start is a cohort-based workforce development 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 free to the learner and focused on helping unemployed or underemployed individuals launching a new career. AWS re/Start’s collaborating organizations support underrepresented groups, minorities, displaced individuals, young people, and more.
Through coursework and hands-on labs, using real world scenarios, learners can gain the technical skills they need for entry to mid-level cloud roles. AWS re/Start also provides learners with professional skills training like resume and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and job interviews.

About the curriculum

AWS re/Start curriculum is adapted to meet learners where they are in their learning journey, desired objectives, and learning modalities. Through scenario-based exercises, instructor-led sessions, learners build Linux, Python, networking, security, database, automation, and core AWS Cloud skills.
Learners receive job-specific training for roles such as technical support specialist, systems administrator, cloud automation lead, up to infrastructure engineer and more. 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 characteristics:

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.

  • Availability to attend training sessions as defined by collaborating organization
  • Ability to apply for and pursue a new job after course completion
  • High school diploma of GED equivalent
  • Excitement to launch a career in cloud computing

Program benefits

Access free AWS Cloud skills training

Join a cohort of individuals for instructor-led training, labs, and scenario-based exercises designed to support you launching a cloud career.

Build skills aligned to AWS Certification

Once learners have built AWS Cloud services skills, they can prepare for the AWS Certification exams with complimentary access to practice exams and full exams.

Connect with employers & launch your career

Learners receive additional resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews plus access to the AWS Emerging Talent Community upon graduation.

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 to mid-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?

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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.


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