Revolent Becomes an AWS Training Partner to Achieve its Goal of Bridging the Skills Gap and Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Cloud


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Revolent today announced that it is working with cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide specialized training for learners from diverse backgrounds. Revolent specializes in cross-training experienced technology professionals, helping them become cloud experts. This training will be delivered in multiple regions including the UK, US and Canada.

Becoming an AWS Training Partner will allow Revolent to provide specialized training on the cloud provider’s platforms. Through Revolent’s Dedicated Suite of Fully Funded Two-Years career programs, it will be empowered to help thousands of IT professionals around the world kick-start their careers in the cloud. It will also allow Revolent to feed the cloud ecosystem with various new talents.

“Organizations need people with cloud skills to help them transform their business, and there’s a growing demand for IT professionals with these skills,” said Maureen Lonergan, vice president, training and certification. AWS. “AWS Training and Certification, along with our training partners, like Revolent, aims to equip today’s and tomorrow’s builders with the knowledge they need to take advantage of the power of the AWS Cloud. AWS Training, designed by AWS experts, teaches in-demand cloud skills and best practices, and helps learners prepare for AWS certification exams so they can advance their careers and transform their organizations.

While the cloud industry is expected to grow exponentially, companies around the world are struggling to attract and retain cloud talent. 63% of senior executives see talent shortages as a top concern for their organization, with staff shortages seen as the biggest risk facing businesses across the globe today, according to Gartner 2019 Emerging Risks Survey.

“Our mission at Revolent has always been clear: to solve the skills gap and the lack of diversity in the cloud sector, and we believe that this must always go hand in hand,” comments Nabila Salem, President of Revolent Group. “Over the past year, we’ve worked exceptionally hard with our AWS Expert Instructors to perfect our course offerings and tailor our AWS Careers program to our customers’ needs. Becoming an AWS Training Partner will allow us to train thousands of IT professionals each year, diversifying our customers’ ecosystem and teams.

Revolent’s model focuses on recruiting IT professionals or “Revols” from diverse backgrounds and transforming them into sought-after cloud specialists through an intensive, fully-funded two-year training program, including internships in leading companies. That’s twice the average tenure of a cloud professional. As such, Revolent assists clients in the difficult task of not only attracting but also retaining cloud specialists from diverse backgrounds. About 60% of Revolents in training come from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background, and 32% of Revolent’s leadership team are women.

Working with AWS will allow Revolent to attract an even broader pool of talent while providing exceptional training and helping customers accelerate their journey to the cloud.

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ABOUT REVOLENT

Revolent Group, a division of Tenth Revolution Group, specializes in building talent that can thrive within specialized cloud technologies, including Salesforce, AWS, and Microsoft. With hubs located in the US, UK, Australia and Canada, Revolent recruits, trains and places talent for these ecosystems, fueling the tech industry with the next generation of certified cloud specialists from backgrounds various.

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