AWS re/Start program

AWS re/Start program

AMAZON WEB SERVICE (AWS) CLOUD AND IT FUNDAMENTALS TRAINING

Launch a career in technology with AWS re/Start. AWS re/Start is a free, part-time skills development program to jump-start your career working in cloud computing.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Powercoders offers a 6 month part-time AWS program, followed by an 6 - 12 month internship.

In the program you gain skills you need for an entry-level cloud role through scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework at our online training session, supplemented with self-study. Also you’ll focus on social&business skills. You prepare for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification with free access to practice and full exams. After you graduate, we will connect you with employers and help you move into your new working life.

Details:

  • Kick-off: 17 October 2022
  • Online training sessions: Monday & Thursday evening, 6 pm - 9.30 pm
  • Full day on-site workshops once per month on social & business skills
  • Time needed per week to study: approx. 15 hours (online training session & self study)
  • Exam: beginning of May 2023

The program ist fully funded and free of charge for the selected participants.

APPLICATIONS

The application period for the pilot program is over and if the pilot goes as expected, we will most likely start another AWS re/start program in 2023. Sign up for future offers with the form below and we will keep you updated.

SIGN UP FOR FUTURE OFFERS



OUR PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:
  • You are living in Switzerland and have the right to work in Switzerland
  • You are facing barriers to enter the IT job market (and can’t access similar programs)
  • You are 18-55 years old

Our program is for candidates of diverse backgrounds who are facing barriers to enter the IT job market. The majority of our seats are reserved for people with a refugee status.

We encourage women to apply for our program.


WHAT WE EXPECT
  • You are eager to learn about cloud computing
  • You have started to learn IT skills on your own (see resources below)
  • You understand, speak and write English well
  • You are used to learning independently and can demonstrate this with recently acquired skills
  • You are able to work well in a team
  • You are self-reflected and open-minded
  • You are ready to give 100%
  • Availability on Monday and Thursday evenings online, one day in a month on site

It’s an advantage (but not required) if additionally:

  • You speak the local language (German/French)
  • You have work experience
  • You have solid IT skills in one field

WHAT WE OFFER
  • 6 month part-time course as preparation to get the certification as AWS cloud practitioner
  • Monthly social & business skills workshops during the program
  • Chance to get various interviews for a 6-12 month internship
  • Job coach accompanying you during your internship
  • Additional support for laptop, food and transportation where needed

100 hours: Participants are asked to commit to paying forward (volunteering) 100 hours of their time for people and organisations who benefit from their support.


GETTING READY

We strongly encourage you to keep practicing your digital and language skills. We recommend the following (free) resources:

Learn digital skills

Learn English

Prepare your CV

As part of your application, we expect a well written and presentable CV.
CV instructions & example (by University of St. Gallen)

Also have a look at our information page on how to learn digital skills and find an IT job in Switzerland.

ANY QUESTION OR READY TO APPLY?

The application period for the pilot program is over and if the pilot goes as expected, we will most likely start another AWS re/start program in 2023. Sign up for future offers with the form below and we will keep you updated.

SIGN UP FOR FUTURE OFFERS



TEAM AWS re/start

Linus Murbach

Linus Murbach
Program Manager

Jonas Sägesser

Jonas Sägesser
IT Trainer

Romain Geiser

Romain Geiser
Company Relations

Bettina Hirsig

Bettina Hirsig
Business Development

Partner