AWS re/Start program expands to five new U.S. locations
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Jarred Gaines was working as director of fitness at a gym in the Greater Boston area and was in the process of opening his own fitness center. The day before the grand opening, he had to pull the plug on the entire process, because of the pandemic.
"After that, I searched online and found Per Scholas. I had never heard of it, but I knew about the AWS Cloud.” Per Scholas, is a nonprofit in the northeast United States that has helped more than 10,000 individuals build technology careers—and is one of three organizations Amazon Web Services (AWS) is collaborating with to launch its AWS re/Start cloud computing training program this fall.
No part of the world has escaped the economic and employment impact of COVID-19. At the same time, AWS customers and partners around the world tell us that there are simply not enough qualified applicants to meet the growing demand for trained cloud talent. A survey from 451 Research found that 90% of IT decision makers reported skills shortages in cloud-related disciplines. The scarcity of highly experienced cloud talent is a major concern for many organizations, but AWS saw this need as an opportunity to re-invent how talent is cultivated, trained, and retained.
Oct 16, 2020 at 06:27