Jigmi Wangdi

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development launched free Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start Cloud Computing Skills training programme at the Technical Training Institute (TTI)- Rangjung in Trashigang on February 28.

The programme will help Bhutanese jobseekers develop the skills needed to take advantage of the growth and opportunities in cloud-computing.

Designed to support people who have little technology experience, it provides participants with cloud skills, career and resume coaching, and job interview preparation. Participants are prepared for entry-level cloud roles such as cloud operations, site reliability, infrastructure support and technical business support.

The Director for the Department of Workforce Planning and Skills Development, Norbu Wangchuk, said that he is confident in the collaboration with AWS.

“Together we will make a significant difference in the lives of those who want to contribute to the nation’s digital transformation as we bridge the gap between the world of education and the world of employment,” said Norbu Wangchuk.

The programme will be offered in person as a part of the Rangjung TTI’s ongoing skill development programmes. Learners will be trained in programming, networking, security and relational databases through real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs and coursework.

Besides the 12-week intensive cloud training, they will be given an additional two weeks of training on basic entrepreneurship skills.

The Director for Education Programmes, AWS, Heather Ruden said the AWS re/Start programme brings ‘net-new’ talent into the workforce, establishing a win-win scenario for individuals to launch successful careers in cloud, organisations to increase their competitive edge with in-demand talent and bringing an opportunity for communities to thrive and grow.

“We are proud to work with TTI- Rangjung to help build a diverse pipeline of cloud talent for Bhutan’s growing technology sector and the workforce at large,” Heather Ruden said.

AWS re/Start is a full-time skills development and training programme that helps unemployed and underemployed individuals build vital cloud skills and connects them with employment opportunities at local and regional employers.

The AWS re/Start program is currently available in 60 countries and is part of Amazon’s commitment to help 29 million people around the world grow their tech skills with free cloud computing skills training by 2025.