THE Amazon Web Services 🇧🇷AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing service, announced that it will invest more than BRL 5 million in social impact projects to train vulnerable people and minority groups in technology. The goal is to train more than 20,000 students in Brazil by 2025.
As explained by AWS, the Cloud computing training is an in-demand skill in the job market.O. Escola da Nuvem, an NGO that trains students in cloud computing, will receive part of the funds. The investment will be used to create new free classes.
Courses follow AWS methodology
The courses created with the investment are based on the program AWS re/Start🇧🇷 This program offers basic training on the company’s cloud. In the course, in addition to the technical part, students receive classes on practical career skills. Participants will learn how to create resumes and how to improve their performance in job interviews.
“The IT market urgently needs more qualified professionals. We are committed to investing in the qualification of developers, students and the next generation of IT leaders in Brazil through our own programs and collaborations with educational institutions, clients and NGOs, such as Escola da Nuvem”, says Chris Sullivan, Director AWS Partner Global.
“THE OECD estimates that more than 1 billion jobs worldwide will be radically transformed by technology in the next decade. Millions of Brazilians urgently need to acquire new digital skills, including cloud computing skills, to stay in the job market or advance their careers. We already offer several free cloud training courses as part of our global commitment, and with this investment, we intend to reach vulnerable groups, which are also underrepresented in the technology sector”, completes Sullivan.
AWS investment prepares the future of the market
In the press release, AWS reported that it trained more than 400,000 Brazilians in cloud computing. The global goal is to train 29 million people by 2025. Amazon Web Services’ goals are well founded.
The Global Digital Skills Study, released in November 2022 by AWS and Gallup, shows that wages are significantly impacted by technology literacy. In the study, AWS lists skills such as cloud architecture, software development and machine learning as factors that influence the salary of professionals.
Still according to the survey, the Brazilian GDP could increase by US$ 63 billion with investments in this area. In addition, US$ 6,220 is added to the annual income of professionals qualified to work with cloud computing.