Digital apprenticeship solution New Apprenticeship has collaborated with Amazon Web Services to pilot a new apprenticeship program dedicated to training AWS participants in Texas and Indiana. The program will bring in new training options for a variety of learning stages, using both a classroom environment for related technical instruction with an expert instructor as well as implementing a brand new training plan that will help the company assess their team's skills and pinpoint any skill gaps that they may need to address.
The apprenticeship will train its participants in cloud fundamentals like python for developers, developer tools, and security. NEW will also help apprentices with any financial barriers through federal and local grants allowing participants to enroll without any cost while simultaneously earning a full-time salary. The program will provide each apprentice with 12 months of cloud skills and training while also matching participants with a mentor who works in the industry to help accelerate learning and growth.
“As a longstanding advocate for New Apprenticeship and as an employer who has hired several team members through the program, I’m thrilled to see an AWS collaboration launch. “The program provides employers with an outstanding, diverse talent pool of employees who can contribute to the business on day one. Employees receive training from industry-leading instructors customized for an employer’s specific needs, which results in increased productivity and long-term retention.”
David Snowden, Senior Vice President of Group Communications at Argo Group
The model that New Apprenticeship has taken with AWS-focused classroom training gives their learners the opportunity to engage in a live setting while also having their questions answered by an expert instructor. Many of these courses will also include a hands-on lab, where apprentices are able to practice real-world scenarios in a sandbox environment. Training helps prepare learners for AWS Certification exams, which validate technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential.
The partnership between these two employers will provide Amazon Web Services with sustainable pipelines now and into the future. Together these two companies continue to create pathways for employers to tap into underrepresented groups and communities through modern degree apprenticeships as an alternative pathway to tech careers.