Accenture and AWS Offer Free Cloud Computing Course in India

Accenture recently announced that it is collaborating with AWS to launch a free program, AWS re/Start, 12 weeks, an in-person cloud computing skills development program for underemployed or unemployed Indians to prepare them for entry level. roles in IT operations, site reliability and infrastructure support.

Additionally, the program will help learners and individuals connect with potential employers and allow them to create CVs and train for job interviews.

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Accenture, along with its four nonprofits – Anudip Foundation, Don Bosco Tech Society, Magic Bus Foundation, and Hope Foundation, funds and rolls out the program with Accenture volunteers who mentor learners.

A study conducted by AlphaBeta and commissioned by AWS found that nearly half of workers, despite an expected strong demand for employees with cloud-based skills, are hesitant to acquire skills and continue their careers. The survey also found that a staggering 95% of employees and businesses face barriers to improving their digital skills, with women and rural populations facing serious challenges. Around 27 million workers in India will need digital skills training in the coming year alone.

The program started in 11 cities, including Kurnool, Trichy, Kochi, Punalur, Vijayawada, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad, with 12 cohorts that introduce learners to exercises, assignments and lessons based on scenarios.

Underemployed or unemployed people with or without prior technology experience can apply to the program to learn how to create programming languages ​​like Linux and Python and other networking and security technologies. Additionally, participants will be offered to take the free AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam to provide credentials and validate their cloud skills.

Kshitija Krishnaswamy, managing director of corporate citizenship at Accenture in India, said she uses her network and collaborations with learning partners to increase opportunities in cloud technologies by connecting employers and learners.

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