AWS, AmalitTech trains 106 youth in Cloud computing


By Juliet Aguiar DUGBARTEY, Takoradi

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AmaliTech has trained 106 youth across the country in Cloud computing.

This, is to enable them gain employment in the digital space. Cloud computing, is the practice of using network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

They were awarded with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud certificates as practitioners after a three-month successful training.

The course structure, was based on the AWS re/Start programme, a free and cohort-based workforce development that helps individuals, build cloud computing skills and connects participants with employment opportunities for local employers.

Training, included practical career skills such as interviewing and resume writing to help participants prepare for entry-level cloud roles, including cloud operations, infrastructure support, programming, security, database fundamentals, and security techniques and commercial support functions.

“The industry demand for cloud adoption continues to outpace the number of cloud-savvy workers, leaving organizations struggling to find and hire the talent needed to implement cloud services,” said Tejas Vashi, Global Lead, AWS re/Start at the graduation ceremony, held in Takoradi.

“Together with AmaliTech, we are helping to remove barriers so individuals from all backgrounds can gain skills to launch successful careers in cloud. We’re committed to helping AWS customers and partners hire with confidence from a trusted pipeline of early-career talent” he said.

Head of Training at AmaliTech, Salami Suleiman explained that “Keeping things on your cloud is the best way to go and that is what most companies are using all over the world”.

Clara Cedeno, Global Community Impact Program Lead, AWS pointed out that technology, is what is ruling over the world.

“A lot of jobs around the world requires digital skills and it’s very important for the youth to be abreast with technology and advised them to go and innovate in the cloud computing space”he said.

“I was well taught and supported during the AWS re/Start program with AmaliTech. I had dedicated instructors who cared deeply about us learners, plentiful and detailed resources, and exciting material-driven events to break up the monotony, ensuring the execution of a highly recommendable program as a starting point for cloud computing enthusiasts!” states Ruth Otasowie, a student from the November 2023 cohort.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it will invest more than EUR€5 million in Ghana to expand the supply of qualified professionals in cloud computing and increase diversity.

This investment, is been allocated over the next three years to AmaliTech. AmaliTech training, is an intensive, full time IT skills development programme, designed to equip young people with knowledge and practical experience.

AmaliTech aims to offer around a third of successful graduates a career opportunity,” explains Martin Hecker, founder and CEO of AmaliTech.

The company’s approach, he said combines training with the employment and continuous learning.

AmaliTech, he said also connects graduates with other employers for job interviews and career opportunities. “The joint project by AWS and Amalitechwas launched in November 2023 with 200 trainees and this, is the start of the largest cooperation to date in our young company history – and certainly another milestone”.

At the end of 2026, he said AmaliTech expects to train over 5,000 people, certify 4,000 AWS practitioners, and secure employment opportunities for more than 2,000 individuals.

The first three batch of learners across the country who have benefited from this training have graduated.

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