Accenture & AWS Teams To Upskill Youth For Cloud Careers
A recent study conducted by AlphaBeta and commissioned by AWS found that despite projected high demand for employees with cloud-based skills, nearly half the workers in India (46 per cent) are not confident in gaining digital skills fast enough to further their careers
Accenture is collaborating with AWS to help underemployed or unemployed individuals in India start a career in cloud computing through AWS re/Start, a 12-week, in-person, skills-development program that is offered at no cost and prepares learners for entry-level roles in areas like IT operations, site reliability and infrastructure support. It will also connect learners to potential employers and offer support for resume writing and coaching for job interviews.
Accenture is funding the program and rolling it out in India through four non-profit organisations who are part of Accenture’s skilling ecosystem in India - Anudip Foundation, Don Bosco Tech Society, Magic Bus Foundation and the Hope Foundation. Volunteers from Accenture will also offer mentoring support to the learners.
The first 12 cohorts of this program have commenced across 11 cities including Kurnool, Trichy, Kochi, Punalur, Vijayawada, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
A recent study conducted by AlphaBeta and commissioned by AWS found that despite projected high demand for employees with cloud-based skills, nearly half the workers in India (46 per cent) are not confident in gaining digital skills fast enough to further their careers. The survey also found that a staggering 95 per cent of employees and businesses face barriers to digitally upskill and underserved communities such as the rural population and women in India face more challenges. With 27.3 million workers in India estimated to need digital skills training over the next year alone, the report’s findings underscore the need for access to upskilling programs.
The program is open to unemployed and underemployed individuals including those without prior technology experience. The participants will learn to build programming language (Linux and Python), networking, security, and relational database skills through scenario-based exercises, hands-on assignments and coursework.
At the end of the program, participants have the option to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification exam at no cost, validating their cloud skills with an industry-recognised credential.
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