Amazon Web Services re/Start program

Amazon Web Services re/Start program


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AWS Cloud and IT Fundamentals training

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Continuing Education are teaming up to offer AWS re/Start, with the support of Calgary Economic Development’s Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project (EDGE UP) 2.0: A Scaling Opportunity program. The job skills training program prepares individuals for entry-level roles in cloud computing and connects them to potential employers.

Funded by the Future Skills Centre, the online offering is a 12-week, full-time skills development program to jump-start your career working in cloud computing. The initiative — offered at no cost to participants — is focused on unemployed and underemployed professionals in the Calgary area who have been displaced from the oil and gas sector or related industry. A technology background is not required.


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Through scenario-based learning, hands-on labs and coursework, gain the skills you need for an entry-level cloud role. You will learn cloud computing skills and prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam with free access to practice questions to review core topics. After you graduate, Mount Royal’s Faculty of Continuing Education will support you through the interview process for entry-level cloud roles.

Learning starts in mid-February through EDGE UP 2.0’s Transition to Tech and Foundations of Digital Transformation training for two weeks. AWS re/Start then begins online March 7.


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  • Gain gain job-specific skills, including learning programming languages such as Python
  • Build AWS Cloud skills aligned with AWS Certification as you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam
  • Develop behaviour and mindset skills such as effective communication and problem solving
  • Receive support as you connect with pre-selected employers

Program format

Format: Live, online learning starting March 7 | Two weeks of training precedes AWS re/Start

Duration: 12 weeks, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.