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Generation India Foundation partners with Apna.co and AWS re/Start to provide cloud talent for Indian tech industry

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Generation India Foundation today announced a collaboration with Apna, a homegrown jobs and professional networking platform, to create employment opportunities for graduates from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start program. 

Apna will help graduates build professional skills

Apna will work with graduates to build professional skills and connect them to technology and cloud-related jobs via its platform. The collaboration will help meet industry demand for IT and cloud talent across India, according to a release.

Apna said it will leverage its expansive network of employers to facilitate a seamless integration of AWS re/Start graduates into the job market.


On the other hand, AWS re/Start graduates will be able to utilize Apna’s unique platform features to showcase their skills and experience directly to recruiters who are looking to fill entry-level tech roles at organizations across the country.

An increase in demand for skilled professionals

The partnership comes at a time when the demand for skilled professionals is increasing across many industries. Gallup research, commissioned by AWS, found that nearly all tech (99%) and non-tech (96%) workers in India are “extremely” or “very interested” in participating in digital skills training. 

However, 62% of tech and 50% of non-tech workers in India say “lack of time” is the biggest barrier to upskilling. AWS re/Start is a free workforce development program for unemployed and underemployed individuals and covers entry-level cloud skills training as well as practical career tips, including resume writing and interview preparation.

Through real-world scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, learners are trained in multiple technologies, including Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational databases. The program also covers the cost for learners to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification exam, an industry-recognized credential that validates their cloud skills and knowledge.

“In today’s fast-paced world of technology, there is 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 our collaboration with the Generation India Foundation and the AWS re/Start program, we are empowering aspiring professionals and helping bridge the gap between talent and the demand for skilled workers in India’s tech industry,” said Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO, apna.co.

“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,” said Amit Mehta, Head of Business Development for Education & Training, Amazon Web Services India Private Limited.

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