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The Borneo Post – Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Education Placement Services Sdn Bhd (WEPS) announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud, to provide free cloud computing skills and job skills. training in Malaysia through AWS re/Start.

The 12-week free workforce development program helps unemployed and underemployed individuals build entry-level cloud computing skills and connects them with job interview opportunities at local employers.

A recent Asia Pacific Digital Skills study by Gallup and AWS found 86 per cent of male and 84 per cent of female workers in Malaysia are “extremely” or “very interested” in digital skills training; however, 52 per cent of male and 49 per cent of female workers are unable to afford it.

WEPS is helping Malaysians cloud from diverse backgrounds, who might not have had access to a career in technology, get access to vital cloud skills training grow. through the free AWS re/Start program.

With the support of accredited instructors and professional mentors, AWS re/Start participants develop skills in “We programming, networking, security, and relational databases through scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework.

They are prepared for entry- level cloud roles, such as cloud operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and technical adjacent business support functions. By the end of the course, graduates earn their AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification, an industry- recognized credential that validates their cloud computing skills.

“WEPS, in collaboration with AWS, is delivering the AWS re/ Start program to help address the shortage of skilled professionals in Malaysia’s cloud industry. The program is helping build a diverse pipeline of cloud talent for the industry, at a time when emerging technologies are being prioritized and adopted.

“Entry-level cloud professionals are needed to foster innovation and help accelerate the country’s ongoing digital transformation,” said Mughilen Rathakrishnan, chief executive officer of WEP.

“AWS re/Start is helping individuals to launch successful careers, organizations to increase their competitive edge with ‘net new’ talent, and communities to thrive and grow.

“The program attracts people from all walks of life and career paths who may not have considered a computing. career in cloud computing.

are proud to be collaborating with WEPS to help grow Malaysia’s vital technology sector, in line with Malaysia’s digitalization and digital inclusion goals,” said Emmanuel Pillai, head of AWS training and certification, Asean for AWS Singapore Ltd.

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