Amazon, AAWDC, UMBC Partner to Train Military Vets

A new partnership between Amazon Web Services, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp (AAWDC) and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Training Centers will help train military veterans for jobs in Amazon web support services.

As reported by The Baltimore Business Journal:

Amazon Web Services is the cloud services technology of the online retail giant. The goal of the new program is to train transitioning military members and veterans at Fort Meade as Amazon cloud support associates. Training will include skills in relevant operating systems and software, cybersecurity fundamentals and programming in preparation for careers supporting Amazon Web Services.

UMBC Training Centers was selected to develop this program after a request for proposals process by the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. in collaboration with Amazon. The initiative is a part of a $4.3 million grant through the U.S. Department of Labor called Military Corps Career Connect, or C3, which aims to assist service members transitioning from active duty, active duty spouses and veterans find jobs.

C3’s goal is to reduce unemployment and underemployment among veterans. The initiative offers training, certification, on‐the‐job experience and paid work placements to help service members transition to successful civilian careers.

Amazon has a goal of hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2021.

Read The Baltimore Business Journal to learn more.

Veteran services will be discussed at the 2017 MACo Summer Conference session “Serving Those Who Served Our Country” on Friday, August 18, from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm. Read more in the brochure.

The MACo summer conference is August 16-19, 2017 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year’s theme is “You’re Hired!”.

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