AWS re/Start program enters ASEAN through Malaysian gateway Targets non-traditional talent pool members for upskilling The re/Start program by Amazon Web Services (AWS) has entered the ASEAN market, offering its certification course through Southeast Asia’s first virtual university, Malaysia-based UNITAR International University. This program, offered at no cost to participants across 38 countries, is a 12-week training course that certifies unemployed or underemployed individuals for cloud careers and connects them to potential employers, thus building a pipeline of diverse non-traditional cloud talent. According to Andrew Sklar, Head of AWS Training and Certification, Asia Pacific and Japan, the program in […]

“re/Start is a skills development program preparing those learners for entry-level careers in cloud,” said Sklar, adding that graduates of the program usually get taken on in roles such as cloud operation, site reliability, infrastructure support, technical or adjacent business support functions, among others.

Working closely alongside UNITAR on this upskilling initiative is the Social Security Organisation or Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial (PERKESO), a government agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Human Resources. PERKESO will connect learners with potential employers in search of candidates with a cloud computing skillset.

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