Various unemployed and under-employed youth are set to graduate tomorrow at a colorful event at the Radisson Blue in Nairobi.
Setting the stage for the next group of graduates to undergo a similar program and receive employment opportunities, the graduation will be held on the sidelines of the inaugural AWS Kenya Education Conference 2022.
A regional partnership with Smart Africa aims will expand the reach and delivery of the AWS restart program that was launched last year in Kenya.
“Amazon Web Services is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education collaboration with Kenya’s education community which includes government, learners, educators, administrators, and researchers,” Mr Robin Njogu, the Regional Public Sector Lead for West, East & Central Africa at AWS said.
“AWS is committed to improving the quality of education by providing flexible, affordable technology solutions for education.”
Together, AWS and Smart Africa will roll out AWS re/Start, a free, full-time skills development program, with partner institutions, to help the next group of young people grow their technical and career skills to jump-start working careers in cloud computing.
The 12-week program will feature real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework supported by professional mentors and accredited trainers, along with interview coaching to prepare for an entry-level cloud career.
Other partners for the program include Esp MoICT through Ajira Digital, Zalego Academy, Mastercard Foundation and GetINNOtized. Details of how to apply and who will qualify for this program will be announced tomorrow at the AWS press conference.