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Tech Careers Redefined: apna.co Partners with AWS re/Start via Generation India Foundation

In a significant move towards transforming India’s tech job landscape, apna.co, the pioneering hiring platform, has officially joined forces with Generation India Foundation and AWS re/Start, Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) workforce development program. This strategic collaboration aims to create compelling employment opportunities for graduates from the AWS re/Start initiative and address the growing demand for skilled IT and cloud professionals across India.

Empowering Careers through Collaboration

A recent Gallup research, commissioned by AWS, highlights the strong interest among both tech (99%) and non-tech (96%) workers in India to engage in digital skills training. However, a significant barrier reported by 62% of tech and 50% of non-tech workers is the perceived “lack of time” for upskilling.

apna.co, known for its mission to bridge talent gaps and empower professionals, will play a pivotal role in facilitating the seamless integration of the AWS re/Start graduates into the job market. Leveraging its extensive network of employers, apna.co is set to empower these graduates by building their professional skills and connecting them with technology and cloud-related jobs through its innovative platform.

The collaboration is not only a testament to apna.co’s commitment to its mission but also aligns with the broader goal of addressing the rising demand for skilled professionals in various industries. 

Collaboration will Address the Demand for Skilled Professionals across Industries
apna Aims to Fulfill the Demand for Skilled Professionals across Industries

AWS re/Start: A Gateway to Cloud Careers

AWS re/Start is a transformative workforce development program designed to equip unemployed and underemployed individuals with entry-level cloud skills. The program covers a spectrum of practical career tips, including resume writing and interview preparation, ensuring holistic career readiness. Through real-world scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, learners are trained on key technologies such as Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational databases.

Amit Mehta, Head of Business Development for Education & Training at Amazon Web Services India Private Limited, emphasizes the program’s impact, stating, “AWS re/Start brings ‘net-new’ talent into the workforce, helping individuals launch successful cloud careers, organizations enhance their competitive edge, and communities thrive and grow.”

Seamless Integration into the Job Market

Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO of apna.co, underlines the significance of this collaboration, stating, “In today’s fast-paced world of technology, there is growing demand for a skilled workforce to meet industry needs. 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.”

apna.co’s platform will serve as a conduit for AWS re/Start graduates to showcase their skills directly to recruiters seeking entry-level tech roles. This integration not only addresses the industry’s demand for skilled professionals but also marks a strategic step towards transforming the traditional job market in India.

Collaboration will Make Entry-level Hiring for AWS re/Start Graduates Faster
AWS re/Start Graduates Easily Finding Jobs on apna

Shaping the Future

Launched in 2015, Generation India Foundation (GIF) is a nonprofit organization established with the aim of transforming education-to-employment systems to better prepare and support people for life-changing careers. It tackles the dual challenges of a lack of trained workforce and non-employability of large sections of India’s youth.

Arunesh Singh, CEO of Generation India Foundation, expresses excitement about the collaboration, stating, “This collaboration with apna and AWS re/Start will help transform the job landscape, providing aspiring professionals with unparalleled access to exciting and important career opportunities in tech.”

The joint effort by apna.co, Generation India Foundation, and AWS re/Start is poised to reshape the way talent is discovered, nurtured, and connected with employers. As the collaboration unfolds, it promises a brighter future for aspiring professionals looking to kickstart their careers in the tech industry. With apna.co’s commitment to empowering talent, Generation India Foundation’s dedication to transforming lives, and AWS re/Start’s focus on building cloud-ready professionals, the partnership is set to leave an indelible mark on India’s job market.

With more than 40 million users across 70+ cities and more than 545,000 employers that trust the platform, apna.co is quickly becoming India’s new destination to discover relevant opportunities. To know more about the hiring platform, please get in touch with us here.

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