Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it will bring its Re / Start program to Kenya and South Africa this month as part of its rapid expansion plan. The cloud skills training program will be launched in Kenya for the first time.
AWS re / Start is partnering with a technology company rooted in Germany, getINNOtized, driven by social impact creation in Africa. It is also associated with a Kenyan government initiative driven by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Ajira in efforts to empower more than one million young people to access digital job opportunities in Kenya.
AWS re / Start is a free 12-week full-time program aimed at unemployed or underemployed people who have little technological experience to help them prepare for cloud computing careers.
The program equips participants with new skills in cloud computing, professional and resume training, and interviews with local entrepreneurs. It connects more than 90% of graduates with job interview opportunities.
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The program in South Africa will be developed in three cohorts in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Makiheng, which will add up to a total of 20 cohorts launched in Africa since October 2020.
By the end of 2020, the program was already operational in 25 cities in 12 countries.
“This year we hope to double the number of cities in which we operate. The AWS re / Start program is part of Amazon’s commitment to help 29 million people around the world develop their technology skills with free training in cloud computing skills by 2025. He said Amazon.
“With the support of accredited professional mentors and instructors, participants gain a knowledge base in cloud computing that will drive them to input cloud work. Training includes developing skills in programming, networking, security, and relational databases through real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework. ”