Tech Mahindra Foundation, AWS RE/Start Partner To Offer Free Cloud Computing Training Across India

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Tech Mahindra has joined forces with Amazon Internet Services Private(AISPL) to enable underemployed or unemployed individuals to start a career in cloud computing technology. The AWS re/Start program is a 12-week, in-person, skills based training program that covers fundamental AWS Cloud skills as well as practical career skills, such as interviewing and resume writing, to help prepare individuals for an entry level cloud position. The program will now be offered through Tech Mahindra SMART Academies of Digital Technologies in Hyderabad, Mohali, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune via online learning.

This program will be offered at no cost to learners, and previous technology experience is not required to apply. Through scenario based exercises, hands on labs, and coursework, students will learn to build programming language (Linux and Python), networking, security and relational database skills etc. Ultimately, participants will be prepared for an entry level cloud role in the areas such as operations, site reliability, and infrastructure support.

The AWS re/Start is a global program delivered in 39 countries and connects more than 9o% of graduates with job interview opportunities

Through the AWS re/Start program, the Foundation is excited to help individuals develop in demand cloud skills and prepare them for jobs. Speaking about the initiative, RakeshSoni, CEO,Tech Mahindra Foundation said "Cloud computing is a 21st century technological innovation that is enabling digital transformation. The pandemic has accelerated many businesses' cloud migration to help them innovate and outmanoeuvre/overcome uncertainty. This program will help learners build valuable and in demand cloud computing skills along with an industry recognized AWS Certification, setting them up for success from the start."

"AWS re/Start establishes a win-win-win scenario for individuals in need, the communities in which they reside, and organizations building on AWS. The program helps unemployed and underemployed individuals find in demand cloud opportunities and helps employers build loyal, diverse workforces. We are proud to work with Tech Mahindra Foundation to equip these individuals with the in demand cloud skills that will help organizations accelerate their innovation with the AWS Cloud." said Amit Mehta, Head of AWS Training and Certification, AISPL.

The program also prepares and covers the cost for participants to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification exam, validating their cloud skills with an industry recognized credential. As part of this initiative, the first two cohorts have started on the 9th of February 2022. To apply for a cohort through the Tech Mahindra Foundation,

The AWS re/Start is a global program delivered in 39 countries and connects more than 90% of graduates with job interview opportunities. Tech Mahindra Foundation will work with its training and placement partners to facilitate placement for the program graduates in India.