Free cloud tech training for Belfast unemployed or underemployed

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and TechTalent Academy will be offering a free online training course in Belfast to teach cloud computing skills.

    Belfast has a thiving tech scene full of companies using cloud technology, but there aren't enough people with the skills required to fill all the open roles. Recent data from Tech Nation shows that there are over 800 tech jobs recruiting now in Northern Ireland, with 64% of them being based in Belfast.

    TechTalent Academy is now collaborating with Amazon Web Services  on a new online training course for unemployed or underemployed people in Belfast who want to move into a cloud computing role. The course is free and you can register your spot by heading over to if you meet the criteria.

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    The "AWS re/Start" course is a 12-week, full-time development programme that will take place remotely over the internet using a mixture of learning materials, practical labs and coursework. It will cover all the skills needed for entry-level cloud computing roles, and provide an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

    The course is scheduled to start on 24th May online and is open to people regardless of their previous employment background. The course will also include employment skills such as CV writing and interview skills to help people land their first cloud job, and TechTalent Academy will connect students who pass the course with potential employers in Belfast.

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    Janice Rae, CEO and Founder of TechTalent Academy commented: "We are delighted to be launching the AWS re/Start programme in Belfast. The pandemic has had a massive impact on society with many people facing redundancy and financial hardship. Tech is an area of rapid growth and is currently facing a massive skills shortage. Investing in upskilling the local community is critical to allow us to create a talent pipeline for the future, enabling our tech sector to continue to grow."

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    Source: Written based on press release

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