Amazon Web Services (AWS) brings its AWS re/Start program in collaboration with edtech platform Edukasyon.ph to the Philippines. The free program will provide free cloud computing skills development and job training to anyone who is interested in either acquiring new skills or upskill.
AWS re/Start, a 12-week program, covers fundamental AWS cloud skills through scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework. The program also covers practical career skills, such as interviewing and resume writing, to help individuals prepare for entry-level cloud roles.
“AWS re/Start brings ‘net-new’ talent into the workforce, establishing a win-win-win scenario for individuals to launch successful careers in the cloud, organizations to increase their competitive edge with in-demand talent, and communities to thrive and grow,” said Emmanuel Pillai, head of Training and Certification, Asean, AWS. “We are proud to work with Edukasyon.ph to build the diverse, robust cloud workforce of the future enabling organizations to accelerate their innovation with the AWS Cloud.”
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According to AWS, participants who completed the re/Start program developed technical and soft skills that will prepare them for success in entry-level technology careers.
Cohorts in the Philippines will run virtually and be led by an expert instructor with a mix of both live classes and supplemental on-demand videos. After completing the program, the learners receive a voucher to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. AWS instructors will also facilitate tutor drop-in sessions where learners can ask questions and refresh their knowledge in preparation for the exam.
For its part, Edukasyon.ph is looking at tapping potential learners in underserved communities like women, single mothers, women returning to the workforce, LGBTQ+, displaced overseas Filipino workers, people with disabilities, and indigenous peoples. Edukasyon.ph will also conduct virtual career fairs that will enable more potential employers to meet the graduates and facilitate networking.
“From the beginning, the goal of Edukasyon.ph has been to help Filipino learners with their education and then to ensure that they would have successful careers,” said Grace David, CEO, Edukasyon.ph. “We are happy to turn this vision into reality through our collaboration with AWS.”
Support and assistance to the learners will continue even after they graduate from the program. Leveraging on its partnerships with various institutions, Edukasyon.ph aims to provide placement opportunities to all graduates within six months after the completion of the program.
According to AWS, eCloudvalley (ECV), an AWS Partner and one of Edukasyon.ph’s hiring partners for the AWS re/Start program, has fully committed itself to welcoming the graduates of the program to its company.
AWS re/Start is a global program delivered in 39 countries and connects more than 90% of graduates with job interview opportunities. Edukasyon.ph will work with its industry partners to facilitate placement for the program graduates in the Philippines.
Interested applicants can submit their application here.