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AWS re/Start

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

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

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  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner ?

Schedule

  • Remote Full time
    Monday through Friday
    12 Weeks

Upcoming course dates

  • 2021 - Accepting Applications
  • Due to COVID-19, all courses are currently listed as remote. As in-person training resumes, we will notify each applicant of any changes to the venue of their course.

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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud and start a career in cloud computing.

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.


Tuition-Free Tech Training For Learners of All Levels

A technology background is not required to apply and the program is focused on unemployed or underemployed individuals, including military veterans and their families, and young people.


Build Skills Aligned with AWS Certification

Learners acquire AWS Cloud computing skills through hands-on practical experience and can prepare for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification with complimentary access to practice and full exams.


Connect with Employers & Start Your Career

Learners receive resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews.

About the Curriculum

The AWS re/Start curriculum teaches AWS Cloud fundamentals to help learners succeed in entry-level cloud positions. Through real-world, scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, learners build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills.

Learners receive job-specific training on building effective front-line support, troubleshooting, escalation, and task automation techniques. AWS re/Start also provides learners with resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews.

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.

Zobaria at podium
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 Job Placement support

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

When you are interviewing a Per Scholas graduate, you already have someone who is committed and prepared for the work world and responsible for their time and availability.

Meet David Jarvis

A day in the life of an AWS re/Start student

  • 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.


A Community of Support

Partner with your classmates to form study groups and create a community dedicated to everyone’s personal and professional success.


Professional Training with Employer Partners

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

Meet Our Graduates

I peaked in my previous career and was ready for a change. I have always loved computer science but thought it was just for college kids out in California. But if you study hard, you can make it!

Meet Joovay Arias

What you need to apply

Learner Profile

Admission to Per Scholas is needs-based. You may qualify if you:

  • Ages 18 and older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
  • You live in or near one of the cities in which we operate
  • You can read, write and speak in English
  • You can pass a basic academic assessment test
  • You can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course
  • Women, youth, and U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Full-time availability for 12 weeks to attend training (Monday–Friday)
  • Ability to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Excitement to launch a career in cloud computing
Submit an online application

Apply to Per Scholas by completing our online application. Once you have submitted an application, our Recruitment and Admissions team will follow-up directly and support your application and interview process virtually.

Technology Resources


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.


Ongoing Support and Professional Development

Career development and wraparound support services such as financial coaching, case management, and emergency financial support services.


Alumni Advancement

Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match employer hiring candidate profiles.

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.

I receive unemployment insurance benefits or other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?

Yes. 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 day.

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 can 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 us at [email protected] 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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