Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services plans to train more than 25,000 people in France by 2020, helping them develop AWS cloud skills.

They will have access to training resources via AWS programmes available online and offline: AWS Academy, AWSome days, AWS Educate, and AWS Online Tech Talks (webinars) delivered in French by AWS Technical Trainers and AWS Certified Trainers.

AWS Educate and AWS Online Tech Talks are available online only. AWS Educate provides 14 years old and above students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors in their own pace. AWS Online Tech Talks are a selection of live online presentations that cover a broad range of topics at varying technical levels.

AWSome Days are introductory training events (online and in person) that provide step-by-step introductions to core AWS services: compute, storage, database and networking.

Finally, AWS Academy offers an AWS curriculum for higher education institutions to help students develop in-demand cloud computing skills and prepare for industry-recognised AWS Certification.

Last update: 20/03/2018
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals
Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2018
End date: 31/12/2020

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope:
Public Funding: NO

Amazon Web Services

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services --commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale businesses. Today, AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers millions of active customers each month in 190 countries around the world.

Qualitative Impact

AWS Educate and AWS Academy are programmes that enable students and educators to increase their advanced technical digital skills and get started with cloud computing.

AWS Educate is an online platform, where students 14 years old can start their cloud education journey with basics of terminology and practical exercises online. Every student can enhance their digital skills by following the platform content, achieving badges for section completion and view how the badges acquired are matching with requirements from potential employees. This way students are gaining practical skills that translate quickly onto job requirements.

AWS Academy is a programme designed for educators, who are being offered specialized training to lead them towards AWS Certification. The educators who complete the training and pass the certification exam are then authorized to teach AWS curriculum at universities, and include it into regular faculties and teach students.

AWSome Days programme is both online and in person training events for large audience during which individuals of all background (employees, entrepreneurs, students etc.) receive the basics on AWS Cloud, interact with AWS authorised technical instructors and learn how to get started on AWS cloud platform. For the majority of attendees it is a first contact with AWS Cloud and often leads to the continuation of AWS education with regular AWS Learning Pathways for solutions architects, developers, system operators, etc.

AWS Online Tech Talks is a global programme allowing attendees to access content that covers a broad range of topics at varying technical levels. This programme is designed for those who continue their AWS cloud education on a regular basis and wish to stay up to date with latest news, releases and announcements.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face2face/blended online face2face Individuals trained through AWS Educate, AWS Academy, AWS Tech Talks and AWSome Days programmes 25,000 N/A

Pledge progress

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Milestone name Completion date Status
Amazon Web Services will be monitoring and reporting back annually on the progress of this pledge 31/12/2020