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Nedbank & Amazon Commit to Providing Free Cloud Skills to Unemployed Youth in SA

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TechInAfrica – In partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Nedbank aims to give free cloud computing abilities advancement and occupation training to unemployed youth through the AWS re/Start program.

AWS re/Start is a free, 12-week training program, covering fundamental AWS Cloud and practical career skills.

Through situation-based activities, labs, and coursework, people construct Linux, Python, systems administration, security, and relational database skills. The program likewise centers around guaranteeing that people foster proficient abilities like adaptive correspondence, using time productively, and continuing working, just as setting them up for business gatherings and meetings.

The program is part of AWS’ larger commitment to training 29 million learners for free by 2025.

Students for the program were chosen from the 2021 Nedbank Youth Employment Service (YES) program. YES originated from the CEO Initiative, established by President Cyril Ramaphosa in March 2018, in an aggregate effort to address the young joblessness emergency. No earlier specialized or computerized experience is needed from the students entering this program.

With this program, Nedbank is working with AWS re/Start to help students acquire work explicit abilities, associate them with managers, and support them as they leave on cloud professions.

“These abilities are particularly required in reality where innovation aptitude are missing the mark regarding the necessities as we move into a world in which the method of work will change everlastingly, prodded on by the Covid pandemic that has pulverized lives and economies across the world,” Bianca Swartz, Nedbank’s Cloud Migration and Transformation Lead.

“Nedbank’s motivation is to utilize its monetary aptitude to do useful things for people, families, organizations, and society. Along with AWS re/Start, we are building a comprehensive, different worldwide pipeline of new cloud ability by drawing in unemployed youth with no earlier specialized abilities or capabilities who in any case probably won’t have approached this profession way,” adds Swartz.


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