Mumbai, September 13, 2023: apna.co, the leading jobs and professional networking platform, is excited to announce a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start program to support the industry demand for IT and cloud talent in India. The program aims to equip individuals with competencies around Linux, Python, networking, security, database, automation, and core AWS Cloud skills, through scenario-based exercises and instructor-led sessions. apna.co will help these individuals build professional skills and connect them with tech and cloud related opportunities available on their platform.
Through this groundbreaking partnership, apna.co takes a significant step towards fulfilling its mission of empowering professionals and bridging the gap between talent and opportunity. Leveraging its expansive network of employers, apna.co will facilitate the seamless integration of AWS re/Start program graduates into the job market. Utilizing apna.co‘s cutting-edge platform features, candidates will have the advantage of showcasing their skills and experiences directly to the recruiters seeking talent in the tech domains.
The collaboration between apna.co and AWS re/Start comes at a critical juncture when the demand for skilled professionals is rapidly increasing across industries. AlphaBeta research, commissioned by AWS, shows that by the end of 2023, the number of workers requiring digital skills for their jobs is projected to increase by 27.3 million, representing 7% of India’s workforce. However, only 45% of employers in India have a training plan in place.
AWS re/Start is a skills-based training program for unemployed and underemployed individuals and is offered at no cost to the learners. The program also covers the cost for the learner to take AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam, an industry-recognized credential which validates their cloud skills.
Speaking on the collaboration Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO of apna.co, said, “In today’s fast-paced world of technology, there is a growing demand for a skilled workforce to meet industry needs. AWS, being a frontrunner in the tech industry, is a hub for cutting-edge innovation. Through this collaboration AWS re/Start, we are determined to empower aspiring professionals and bridge the gap between talent and the demand for skilled workers in the tech industry.”
“AWS re/Start brings “net-new” talent into the workforce, helping individuals to launch successful cloud careers, organizations to increase their competitive edge with in-demand talent, and communities to thrive and grow. We are excited to collaborate with apna.co to create a diverse, robust cloud workforce of the future, allowing organizations to accelerate their innovation with cloud.”, said Amit Mehta, Head of Business Development for Education & Training, Amazon Web Services India Private Limited.
The collaboration between apna.co and AWS re/Start holds immense promise for transforming the job landscape, providing aspiring professionals with unparalleled access to lucrative career opportunities. We aim to transform the way talent is discovered, nurtured, and connected with employers, ultimately shaping the future of the job market.