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AWS re/Start

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Through real-world, scenario-based learning, labs, and coursework, learners gain the skills they need for an entry-level cloud role. Currently offered online.

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No cost, no catch. Tuition-Free training and exams.

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  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner ?

Schedule

  • Remote 9AM - 4PM
    Monday through Friday
    15 Weeks

Upcoming course dates

  • October 12th, 2021
    Application Due September 12th, 2021

This training aims to provide the participant with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level position as a Systems Administrator or SysAdmin. Starting salaries vary greatly, but the average is about $30,000 per year.

Applicants with all levels of experience in tech are encouraged to apply.

While anyone may apply for this course, some technical background may be helpful.

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As a response to COVID-19, Per Scholas courses have moved to a remote learning environment. As we return to training sites, upcoming courses may be moved to in-person classrooms. We will be in-touch with applicants after you have applied to provide updates on any changes to future courses.

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Launch a Career in the AWS Cloud

AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers.


Gain Experience in IT Fundamentals and AWS Cloud Computing

Learners acquire AWS Cloud computing and AWS core services skills, from introductory level to more in depth hands on operational procedures, and cover IT Fundamentals topics for support, operations, and automation, including Linux, networking, security, programming, Python and databases.


Industry Recognized Certifications at No Cost

Receive complimentary access to practice and full exams for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, unlocking your career potential to showcase your job readiness to employers.


Launch your Tech Career

In addition to job-specific training on building effective front-line support, troubleshooting, escalation, and task automation techniques, Learners receive resume support, interview coaching and direct connections to jobs at our employer partners.

About the Curriculum

The AWS re/Start Curriculum focuses on two key technical areas, IT Fundamentals and AWS Cloud, to help learners succeed in entry-level cloud positions.  The technical portion of the curriculum is predominantly hands on through real-world, scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, and includes the end-to end completion of a project from ideation to reporting, in order to exercise real life processes. In addition to technical skills, AWS re/Start teaches soft skills to prepare learners to succeed in a professional environment by preparing them to think critically, build multi-level projects, team dynamics, project planning, communication, and collaboration.

Strengthen your Tech Professional Profile


START YOUR TECH CAREER WHEREVER YOU ARE

Per Scholas will train you whether you are new to tech or a seasoned veteran looking to upskill. Remain competitive as the industry grows.

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Within a few months, I changed from a person with the least-desired skills to one of the most sought-after employees. I have become someone my kids can look up to.

Meet Zobaria Ashraf


Build Your IT Professional Network

Meet and network with working IT professionals and visit employer sites to see their operations firsthand.

Monique Little
If someone had told me that this was where I would be now, I would never have believed them. I have a completely different outlook on life. My future is something that I never thought it could be.

Meet Monique Little


Direct Connections to Jobs at Employer Partners

We match graduates to employers for tech roles across sectors and provide career coaching throughout the process.

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I never really knew how to communicate professionally or sell myself in an interview, but with the management and development team at Per Scholas, I was able to build on my mindset, my character, and my technical skills. I am grateful for Per Scholas in many ways.

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Sample Schedule

  • Morning lecture and hands-on learning activities
  • Quiz
  • Break for Lunch
  • Participate in hands-on labs and collaborate with classmates
  • Break for the day and prepare for tomorrow

Learn How to Think Like An IT Professional

Prepare to handle real workplace demands by challenging your understanding of course material and scenario problem solving.


Participate in Hands-on Labs

To provide an innovative, hands-on learning experience, Per Scholas provides learners with a tech kit based on their training track and delivery model, whether in person or remote. These kits are designed to enhance the learning experience and will be utilized in labs throughout the course.


Professional Training with Employer Partners

Construct a tech professional resume and practice your interviewing skills with employees from some of our employer partners.

Meet Your Instructors

Learn from certified teachers with years of real-world training experience. Our instructors don’t just teach you what you need to know, but how to learn it.

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Meet Our Graduates

As I was applying and going through interviews, there was a gap between where my college education brought me and where companies expected me to know things about the technology industry. Per Scholas taught me so much that I wasn’t able to learn in school.

Meet Andre Yates

How to Be Considered

Learner Profile

You may qualify to become a Per Scholas AWS re/Start Learner if you:

  • Are aged 18 or older
  • Have a High School diploma, equivalent, or higher
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Have 1 year IT experience or have previously taken IT/Computer Courses
  • Have an existing IT Certification
  • Live within commutable distance of the advertised Per Scholas Site
  • Can read, write and speak in English
  • Can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course
  • Are able to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Ready to make an important commitment to building your future

*Women, youth, unemployed, underemployed and U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply

Admissions Process

1. Submit an Online Application

2. Admissions Overview: Once you submit an application, our Admissions team will review to ensure it meets the basic requirements and invite you to attend an Admissions Overview.

3. Assessments: Each training requires either an academic assessment, tech assessment or both. Information will be provided in detail at the Admissions Overview.

4. Interview: Individuals who meet the assessment score requirements will be invited to attend a behavioral interview.

5. Background Check: Per Scholas believes technology can create opportunities and is committed to ensuring applicants are set up to succeed beyond the training program. Using a fair and efficient platform through Checkr, applicants will receive a secure link, provide the necessary virtual consents and complete the required screening information. Background check results will be provided to both the applicant and Per Scholas.

6. Offer Letter: The Admissions team will review assessment scores and interview results and offer seats to eligible candidates.

Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.

More than a Technical Training

Additional professional development and support included to help you develop the skills you need for the job you want now and in the future.


Modern Facilities

In-Person courses offer each trainee their own lab-based computer workstation for the entire course. Breakout spaces to socialize and study are also available with strict safety protocols like social distancing, mask policies and air purification systems.


A Community of Support

Partner with your classmates to form study groups and create a community dedicated to everyone’s personal and professional success. Learner support resources such as financial coaching, case management, and emergency financial support resources are offered to all learners.


Alumni Advancement

Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match in demand employer hiring profiles and continue their career growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of jobs can I get after completing this training

Upon completion of the program, AWS re/Start graduates are suitable candidates for entry-level cloud roles in areas such as cloud operations, site reliability, tier 1 infrastructure support, or devops.

How can the course be free? Are there hidden fees?

Most people who learn about us think: “Too good to be true.” We know it seems that way, but it’s true. Our services are provided at no cost to you, using funds we raise from foundations, corporations, government and generous individuals.

The costs you can prepare for include transportation or childcare—expenses that take care of you so you can focus on your studies.

What are the safety measures for in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In 2020, Per Scholas safely transitioned all of our learners to a virtual instruction and learning environment, with all of our staff members also working remotely. You can read about our transition to virtual instruction here.

In 2021, as local situations allow, we aim to transition some courses back on-site for in-person learning, following strict safety protocols that include but are not limited to:

  • All learners and staff complete confidential wellness screenings prior to or upon arrival each day.
  • Temperature screening with every entry.
  • Mandatory mask policies.
  • Reduced class sizes to accommodate for social distancing.
  • Disposal PPE and sanitation items available to all campuses.
  • Regular professional cleaning of campuses.
  • Air purification systems to assist with air flow.
I receive unemployment insurance benefits or other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?

Yes. Generally, Per Scholas courses are approved for people receiving unemployment insurance, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. Your benefits should not be affected. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact us.

Do you offer weekend or night classes?

This course, AWS re/Start, is a full-time course and requires you make arrangements to make a full-time commitment and attend class every weekday.

I meet other requirements, but am not a U.S. citizen and haven't received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply?

Unfortunately, we cannot process your application until you have received clearance to work in the U.S. However, if you are experiencing problems, we may be able to refer you to other organizations that may be able to help.

I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?

We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact an Admissions team member to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Does Per Scholas have a non-discrimination policy?

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full non-discrimination statement here.

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