The Oasis Reporters
December 6, 2020
The Edo State Government, through the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) in partnership with the Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) re/Start programme will graduate the first cohort of its 12-week cloud computing training in January, 2021.
According to the Managing Director, EdoJobs, Ukinebo Dare, the programme is integral to the state government’s drive to up-skill its youth population to become productive, take up career opportunities and compete favourably in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Dare noted that the training, now in its 8th week, will enable young school leavers and National Diploma (ND) certificate holders to launch early careers in cloud computing, adding: “The programme, which is the first cohort in the series will round off in January.”
She said: “The AWS re/Start is a skills development programme that prepares learners for entry-level careers in the cloud. The program’s mission is to build local talent by providing AWS Cloud skills development and job opportunities to unemployed or underemployed populations.”
Speaking to our correspondent, one of the beneficiaries, Obehi Barret, a Biochemistry graduate of the University of Port-Harcourt, hailed the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led state government for the opportunity.
According to her, “So far, my experience has been really great, exciting and interesting. The AWS re/start program has really opened my mind to lots of opportunities and I can’t thank the state government enough for this rare opportunity.
“The programme offers AWS Certification Training and helps you achieve your AWS cloud career goals. It helped me realise how big the world of Tech is and how I can tap into it. We have been tutored on the Linux Operating System, Networking and Programming, including Python Programming Language.”