AWS’s IT Skills 4U is a new, free workforce-development program to help Ukrainians pursue cloud computing careers. The program is offered in Poland, which has the highest number of Ukrainian refugees, and is also available to all Ukrainians virtually.
Since the onset of the war in Ukraine, more than 7.5 million people have fled their homes seeking safety and stability in neighboring nations. Ukrainians that sought refuge in other countries and those who remain in the country face challenges most people can only imagine—separation from family, abandoned careers, language barriers, and legal hurdles. From people who had established careers to those who were just getting started in technology, many Ukrainians are seeking training programs to help them begin careers in new countries. Cloud computing is a fast-growing industry and many companies and organizations migrating to the cloud need a cloud-trained workforce.
More than 30 AWS customers and partners have committed to offering Ukrainian learners permanent jobs, internships, apprenticeships, and traineeships in cloud computing roles, including companies such as ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V., Altkom Software & Consulting, Digital Virgo, DXC Technology, EPAM Systems, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Ibexlabs, iTechArt Group, Kyndryl, Labra, OpsWorks Co., Profisea, SoftwareONE Academy, Software Development Association Poland, Spyrosoft, and Storm Reply UKI. AWS is also planning to hire learners from the program, including into the AWS Tech U program and for roles in AWS Professional Services and other teams.
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Learn more about EPAM’s support of Ukraine here.