Tech Mahindra Foundation collabs with AWS re/Start Program to offer free cloud computing training

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Tech Mahindra Ltd. has joined forces with Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (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.

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, Rakesh Soni, 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, click here.

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About Tech Mahindra Foundation

Tech Mahindra Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of Tech Mahindra Limited, a Mahindra Group Company. The Foundation set up in 2007, as a Section 25 Company (referred to as a Section 8 Company in the Companies Act, 2013), has been working tirelessly in the areas of education, employability and disability, with a keen focus on corporate volunteering. With its vision of 'Empowerment through Education', the Foundation has been trying to bring social changes across the communities through its variety of programs. 

Today, the world is a global village connected digitally. The constant changes in the digital world have led to the demand for experts in Digital Technologies and Web Design to catalyse the digital transformation at a glance. Considering the increase in demand for new-age job-oriented digital courses, Tech Mahindra Foundation launched the SMART Academy for Digital Technologies. It aims at creating well-trained youth by providing them with quality training in various digital technology courses and employability skills. At present, there are three Tech Mahindra SMART Academies for Digital Technologies located in Hyderabad, Mohali and Visakhapatnam. These SMART Digital Technology Academies are equipped with the latest computer system and software to train youth as per the industry requirements.

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