Workforce Development

Building the workforce of tomorrow

To keep up with rapid technological advancement and the new world of work, current and future generations of leaders should be equipped with the right skills and mindset. Innovating in classrooms and beyond and creating citizen-centric services means taking advantage of the latest technology. It also means empowering the people who build and use it.

These resources demonstrate the path to achieving a more diverse and prepared workforce—and how tech can help.

Find your starting point

Reference Guide
A Government Agency’s Cloud Adoption

How to Develop a Digital-Ready Workforce

Review this guide to help identify your starting point. The Canadian government has made vast strides to adapt to their citizens’ changing needs as the digital world continues to expand. Read on to dive into their recommendations and lessons learned.

Policy Toolkit

Build Workforce Resilience

The global lockdown has affected 2.7 billion workers around the world. See how governments across the globe are collaborating with AWS to retrain workers for in-demand jobs.

Podcasts

Upskilling & Hiring Talent

From workforce development to preserving artifacts, the cloud changes how we think about the future. Hear how Digital Divide Data and NASA JPL reskill employees and hire bright tech minds.

Dive into your focus area

Discover the different ways the public sector innovates in an ever-changing digital world to help you find your next steps.

  • Reskilling your Team
  • Attracting the Brightest Minds
  • Building a Diverse Workforce
  • Creating a Better World
  • Inspiring the Next Generation
  • Reskilling your Team
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    Tackling Transformation

    Tackling Transformation

    The future of work is in the cloud, but is your organization ready? From redesigning your communication efforts to addressing learning techniques, the journey to cloud adoption is different for everyone. Unearth tips for reskilling your team, and create a culture of consistency.

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    Upskilling in Higher Ed

    Upskilling in Higher Ed

    Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City trained their existing talent pool on reporting and database management cloud services. Within four months, their team created a functional data lake containing nearly one million lines of data. Learn how to upskill your workforce and make data-driven decisions.

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    Stages and Changes

    Stages and Changes

    Your Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) is foundational to your organization's culture shift and cloud journey. From small cloud teams to cloud enabled organizations, hear from public sector organizations on how they are using their CCoE to meet their mission at every stage of adoption.

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    Addressing Demand Challenges

    Addressing Demand Challenges

    As the need increases for skills in technology fields – particularly the cloud – the supply of talent has not matched the demand. See how initiatives like AWS Educate, cloud degrees, the AWS re/Start Program, and more are working to change that.

  • Attracting the Brightest Minds
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    How Can Government Grow and Recruit Digital Talent?

    How Can Government Grow and Recruit Digital Talent?

    Hear from two tech leaders on how governments can build digital talent. From upskilling current employees to recruiting new talent, the pair offer tips on investing in your staff and how to grow your own capability.

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    A Commitment to Training: Jobs with AWS Educate

    A Commitment to Training: Jobs with AWS Educate

    In order to bridge the current skills gap, AWS is committed to offering trainings, credits, and cloud degrees to students through AWS Educate. With AWS, students can advance their skillset and set themselves up for success.

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    Unite Around Cloud and AWS to Drive Opportunity

    Unite Around Cloud and AWS to Drive Opportunity

    Learn how Los Angeles County is dedicated to bridging the skills gap by promoting cloud opportunities in nearby community colleges and high schools. By working with AWS Educate, LA County has emphasized the need to educate their current workforces.

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    The Future of Work is in the Cloud

    The Future of Work is in the Cloud

    Cloud and distributed computing skills have been rated as the most sought-after by employers for the past four years running, according to LinkedIn. As the demand for cloud-skilled talent expands, so does the need for communities to develop effective pipelines that drive economic growth and opportunity.

  • Building a Diverse Workforce
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    A Cloud-Ready UK Workforce

    A cloud-ready UK workforce

    Hear panelists discuss how the current global skills gap impacts governments, educational institutions, and nonprofits. From overcoming these issues to building diverse and inclusive workforces, uncover new ways to create an adaptable organization.

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    Empowering Women in Tech

    Empowering Women in Tech
    The future of tech should also be accessible, flexible, and inclusive. This vision is the foundation of our We Power Tech program, which focuses on building a pool of technologists as diverse as our world.  
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    Educating New Builders

    Educating New Builders
    AWS seeks to make the future of technology inclusive of every color, gender, belief, origin, and community. To nurture future diverse leaders in technology during Black History Month, AWS worked to educate the next generation of students on cloud career opportunities and how to excel in the technology industry.
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    The Digital Leadership Institute

    The Digital Leadership Institute
    Digital Leadership Institute Founder, Sheryl Miller, shares the organization’s efforts in digital skills, advocacy for diversity in tech, and what it means to be inclusive in this industry. Cloud technology provides IT infrastructure to the nonprofit and enables work and learning for the women and girls they target in their efforts.
  • Creating a Better World
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    Cloud for Climate Research

    Cloud for Climate Research

    Learn from scientists at NC State University’s North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCIS) who used AWS to aid their climate research. Dive into the lessons they learned and how they leveraged the cloud to innovate rapidly.

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    Panel: AI for Social Good

    Panel: AI for Social Good

    From understanding the power of machine learning and data science to answering ethical and social questions about actively using these services, listen to leaders in the public sector discuss how to best use these technologies while accepting social responsibility.

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    Cities Become Sustainable

    Cities Become Sustainable

    By focusing on livability, workability, sustainability, and inclusivity, cities can use the cloud to make smarter choices for all citizens. Learn how the cloud can transform an entire community and how to best incorporate these lessons into your organization.

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    Athabasca University

    Increasing Economic Diversity

    Athabasca University is dedicated to creating an accessible curriculum for all. Learn how the university leveraged the cloud to help increase access to education internationally and for those in rural communities.

  • Inspiring the Next Generation
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    Preparing Youth in the UAE

    Preparing Youth in the UAE

    Dedicated to inspiring the next generation of technology leaders, AWS, Abdulla AI Ghurair Foundation for Education, and the World Bank hosted the Skills for The Future Initiative. Discover how the program provided students and educators with the necessary tools to accelerate cloud-related learning.

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    Cloud Degree Announcements

    Cloud Degree Announcements

    See how AWS Educate’s Cloud Degree initiative is changing curricula around the world. From establishing cloud-inspired degrees to cloud-focused jobs, many communities use AWS Educate to help build their students' futures.

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    Global Student Entrepreneurs

    Global Student Entrepreneurs

    Dedicated to inspiring the next generation of cloud experts, The Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards allows students the chance to test their skills. With 52 students competing, all had hopes of representing their country as national winners.

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    How Tech Shapes Work

    How Tech Shapes Work

    According to LinkedIn, for the past four years and running, employers rate the cloud and distributed computing skills as the most sought-after skills. As the demand for cloud-skilled talent expands, so does the need for communities to develop effective pipelines that drive economic growth and opportunity.

Be Inspired

Learn from Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, as he speaks on Amazon’s working backwards strategy and how organizations amplify employees' strengths. Recorded at the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC, Jassy highlights the importance of new technical skills required for socioeconomic advancement and how the future of work changes with technology. Dive deep to learn how to stay ahead of the digital curve. 

Get Involved

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The AWS Institute breaks down barriers between public, private, and nonprofit sectors to identify common problems and engage technology experts to find a path forward.

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AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning.

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We Power Tech creates allies and leaders who are powering the future. Build skills, get engaged with the community, and inspire the next generation. 

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The Cloud Innovation Centers (CIC) Program provides an opportunity for nonprofits, education institutions, and government agencies to collaborate with other public sector organizations on their most pressing challenges and access the technology expertise of AWS.

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AWS Training and Certification helps you build and validate your cloud skills so you can get more out of the cloud.

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AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs.