Our Upskilling Commitments

Amazon is investing $700 million to provide free skills training to employees—helping them further their careers in high-paying, in-demand roles, such as cloud computing. We support employees’ personal growth and provide a workplace of respect and dignity for all people. Additionally, we are committing to provide free cloud computing skills training to 29 million people around the world with programs available to anyone.
Training for technical skills
  • We will provide training opportunities through existing AWS-designed programs, as well as develop new courses to meet a wide variety of schedules and learning goals.
  • How Amazon is providing skills training and upskilling programs to help adult learners and employees advance in their careers.
  • Our free training is designed to meet a wide variety of schedules and learning goals. Each program offers something different. Read on to learn more and get started.
  • Our $700 million commitment to pilot, launch, and scale training programs to upskill employees in our corporate offices, tech hubs, fulfilment centres, retail stores, and transportation network, providing access to skills that will help them move into in-demand, higher-paying jobs within or outside of Amazon.
  • Accenture Research has been collecting over 6,000 global workforce sentiments every few weeks since COVID-19 hit. Here is an op-ed from Accenture, based on the findings.
  • Designed for individuals looking for foundational cloud computing skills, all the way to seasoned IT professionals looking to stay up to date on the latest technologies, we offer more than 500 free courses, interactive labs, virtual day-long training sessions and numerous free instructor-led webinars in multiple languages. AWS Training and Certification also runs AWS Tech U, a 48-week residency program designed to help a select group of new AWS employees launch a successful cloud career.
Additional resources
  • The workforce is changing. There is a greater need for technical skills in the workplace than ever before. Amazon is no exception—we want to hire, develop, and retain the best talent in order to continue to invent on behalf of our customers.
  • An op-ed from UpSkill America at The Aspen Institute: We study the ways employers are investing in the education, training, and development of workers and then work with other companies to adopt those practices as they create, expand, or improve their own upskilling programs.
  • Have questions? Learn more about our skills training programs here.

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