Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud arm of Amazon, has revealed that by 2025 it will help 29 million people worldwide improve their technology skills by free cloud computing skills training.
New Delhi: Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is Amazon’s cloud arm, has revealed that by 2025 it will help 29 million people worldwide improve their technology expertise through free cloud computing skills training.
Teresa Carlson, Vice President of the Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon, said that the organisation will offer educational options through current AWS-designed initiatives and create innovative courses to fulfil a wide range of timetables and learning objectives.
“We are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to provide free cloud computing skills training to people from all walks of life and all levels of knowledge, in more than 200 countries and territories,” Carlson said in a statement during the annual ‘AWS: re:Invent 2020’ digital mode conference.
Training ranges from self-study online workshops – intended to help people upgrade their professional knowledge – to comprehensive up-skilling services that will contribute to new employment in the technology industry.
“We are building out our library of more than 500 free courses, interactive labs, and virtual day-long training sessions. Individuals looking to learn about cloud technology at their own pace have two robust resources in AWS Training and Certification and AWS Educate,” Carlson said.
In 2020, AWS Training and Qualification introduced 50 new interactive classes, in addition to the hundreds of free courses already online, and will continue to add more material and new ways of learning.
“We will continue to invest in free digital training and exam preparation courses to help people prepare for AWS Certifications, which show technical expertise working with AWS,” she added.
The initiative to offer skills training to 29 million people around the world builds on last year’s promise to spend $700 million to educate 100,000 Amazon workers.