Amazon Web Services Set to Train Kenyan Youths on Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services Set to Train Kenyan Youths on Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted over 150 educational technology experts and leading professionals at the inaugural AWS Kenya Education Conference 2022 yesterday, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. AWS, which collaborates with governments and public institutions around the world to upskill, reskill, and prepare individuals for today’s cloud jobs, has formed new strategic alliances with local training partners such as Computer Learning Center (CLC), Moringa School, and Zalego Academy to train more Kenyan youth for jobs in the technology sector.

AWS and the Ministry of ICT have also collaborated to provide free basic cloud content via the Ajira Digital platform, which will be available to all citizens and in over 300 training centers across the country beginning in early 2023.
The conference aimed at decision-makers in state agencies under the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT, as well as research organizations, Edtech companies, publishers, and representatives from Kenya’s leading academic institutions.

Amazon Web Services cloud career training program In less than two years, AWS has welcomed more than 500 unemployed youth in Kenya, preparing them for a career in cloud computing.

Speaking on the importance of the project, Robin Njiru, Regional Head of the Public Sector for West, East, and Central Africa, “Amazon Web Services is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education collaboration with the Kenyan education community, including government, learners, educators, administrators, and researchers.” AWS is dedicated to improving educational quality by providing flexible and affordable technology solutions.”

Since it arrived in Kenya in 2020, Amazon Web Services has done a lot to equip tech talent throughout the country. During this time, the cloud computing arm of the American e-commerce firm Amazon has taken 500 unemployed youth in Kenya under its wing, providing them with the opportunity to begin a career in cloud computing.