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A Cloud Skilling Initiative presents Tech career opportunities for Bahrainis

September 12, 2021

ThinkSmart announced a collaborative effort with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide free cloud computing skills development and job training through the AWS re/Start program in Bahrain. AWS re/Start is a 12-week training program that covers fundamental AWS Cloud skills as well as practical career skills, such as interviewing and resume writing, to help individuals prepare for entry-level cloud roles. The first AWS re/Start cohort is scheduled to begin in October.

There is a huge cloud skills gap in the job market and Together Thinksmart and AWS re/Start are building an inclusive, diverse global pipeline of new cloud talent by engaging individuals experiencing unemployment or underemployment who otherwise might not have had access to this career path.

The program helps prepare unemployed and underemployed individuals for new careers in technology through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework, students build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills. The program also covers the cost for learners to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, validating their cloud skills with an industry-recognized credential. Ultimately, AWS re/Start helps individuals prepare for roles in operations, site reliability, and infrastructure support. The AWS re/Start program is part of Amazon’s efforts to help 29 million people globally grow their cloud computing skills for free by 2025.

Mr. Ahmed Al Hujairy, CEO of ThinkSmart, said in a statement “Kingdom of Bahrain adopted the Cloud First Policy long time back and The Public and private sector of Bahrain has chosen cloud as their first option . The need for qualified Cloud Engineers in Bahrain has risen exponentially. The demand is very high, but the supply is not matching it, yet.

ThinkSmart, as an authorized training Partner with AWS have been working very hard to skill the Bahraini youth and enterprises with AWS cloud.

With re/start program, there is fresh opportunity for Bahraini Jobseekers to gain the skills needed for tech careers and it comes with employability skills they need to be able to compete.“

ThinkSmart will support learners throughout the AWS re/Start program and help them launch careers in cloud computing. Together, AWS re/Start and ThinkSmart are excited to help individuals develop in-demand cloud skills and prepare for jobs in and around their local communities.

For more information about ThinkSmart, kindly visit https://thinksmart.bh/aws-re-start/or contact us at awstraining@thinksmartbh.com or 17746746 . To connect with AWS re/Start graduates or learn more, fill out an employer interest form or visit https://aws.amazon.com/training/restart/.

ThinkSmart is a leading ICT Training Provider with over 2 decades of Training Experience across the Gulf Region. Backed by Strong Leadership, an Amazing Team and Great Partners from around the world, ThinkSmart has been working with individuals across the Gulf to fulfill their mission of reaching full potential and excellence through skilling.

ThinkSmart is dedicated towards developing and transforming individuals by providing unique opportunities such as professional training and certification, soft skills training and work experience that will help them reach their full potential to help shape their future.