MADRID, November 25, 2020 – Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the launch of AWS re/Start in Spain. AWS re/Start is a skills development and job training program which aims to build local talent by providing AWS Cloud skills development and job opportunities at no cost to learners from unemployed, underemployed, and under-represented members of Spanish communities. The AWS re/Start program is designed to accommodate differing levels of experience – even those with no previous technical experience can apply.
AWS re/Start is a 12-week skills-based training program that covers fundamental AWS Cloud skills as well as practical career skills such as effective communication, time management, collaboration, interviewing, and CV writing. With the support of professional mentors and accredited instructors, learners build programming, networking, security, and relational database skills through real-world-scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework. The program also prepares and covers the cost for participants to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, validating their cloud skills with an industry-recognized credential. On completion of the program, individuals will be able to apply for entry-level cloud roles such as cloud operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and technical adjacent business support functions.
In Spain, AWS re/Start is working with Cámara de Comercio de Madrid, an organization that supports organizations, small and medium businesses, and entrepreneurs in the Madrid region with the creation of businesses and jobs, internationalization, innovation, and training. Cámara de Comercio de Madrid will deliver the learning experience, provide a pathway to earning AWS Certification, and support the learners as they launch their careers in cloud computing. They will also support graduates by connecting them directly with potential employers.
“The industry demand for cloud adoption is far outpacing the number of new, cloud-savvy workers, leaving organizations struggling to find and hire the talent needed to implement cloud services. To overcome this systematic supply versus demand situation, cloud talent must be cultivated from non-traditional sources,” said Tejas Vashi, global lead for AWS re/Start. “AWS re/Start brings “net-new” talent into the cloud labor market by up-skilling unemployed and underemployed individuals with little to no technology background and preparing them to launch a cloud career.”
“AWS re/Start provides a platform from which individuals, no matter what their background, will be able to launch a new career in the cloud and build a future for themselves in technology. In Spain, we continue the program’s mission of building local talent by providing AWS Cloud skills to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed, especially in these times when many people have been forced to reinvent themselves and seek new professional careers. At the same time, the program develops a pipeline of diverse talent to support our local customers and the APN Partner Network. This initiative is another example of AWS's commitment to Spain, where we have already announced an upcoming AWS Region”, explains Miguel Álava, Managing Director, Iberia, Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL.
“La Cámara de Comercio de Madrid maintains its commitment to the employability and the promotion of young talent. For this reason, we are convinced that this specialized training in cloud technology will provide excellent opportunities for incorporating them into the labor market in a stable way”, indicates Ángel Asensio, president of Cámara de Comercio de Madrid. “We are excited that AW re/Start is helping students launch their careers in the digital world and reinforce their cloud computing skills”, says the president.
Interested applicants for the next AWS re/Start cohort are invited to apply here.
About Amazon Web Services
For 14 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 175 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 77 Availability Zones (AZs) within 24 geographic regions, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com.
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About Cámara de Comercio de Madrid
La Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Servicios de Madrid is a Public Corporation that represents, promotes and defends the general interests of all Madrid companies and collaborates with Public Administrations in promoting trade, industry and services in the Community of Madrid. Its purposes are to promote the creation of companies and their development through services adapted to their needs, promote the internationalization and competitiveness of companies, guide companies towards innovation and improvement of their productivity, as well as improve qualification and human capital training.