Amazon Is Helping Veterans and Military Spouses

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Amazon’s Technical Apprenticeship is Helping Veterans and Military Spouses

Amazon’s commitment to hiring veterans and military just keeps getting better and better. Back in 2016, they made a pledge to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses, which they surpassed. They now have a new pledge to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2024. They currently employ more than 40,000 veterans and military spouses across multiple businesses.

The Amazon Technical Apprenticeship Program

The Amazon Technical Apprenticeship program is just one of the many things Amazon is doing to help members of the military community, veterans, and their spouses. This apprenticeship will allow military veterans and spouses to transition to careers in cloud computing.

Apprentices will gain valuable skills through a paid training course coupled with on-the-job training to prepare them for careers at Amazon. They will be able to work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, gaining knowledge, certification, and placement at one of the most innovative technology companies in the world.

All of Amazon’s paid apprenticeship training courses are followed up by up to 12 months of paid, on-the-job training that will bring your military skills experience to life.

There are several career paths you can follow within the Amazon Technical Apprenticeship program. They are:

  • Associate Cloud Consultant
  • Cloud Support Associate
  • Data Center Technician
  • Solutions Architect
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Account Manager
  • Technical Sales

You can also visit the Amazon Technical Apprenticeship program in order to view their open apprenticeships. As of writing this, there are 9. There have been 700+ apprentices since the start of the program with a 90% completion rate. The programs are also eligible for the GI Bill.

The Amazon Technical Apprenticeship is also making progress toward Amazon’s $1.2 billion commitment to provide free education and upskilling opportunities to 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.

Technology for Military Spouses

In addition to the Amazon Technical Apprenticeship program, they have created a new technology just for military spouses. After gathering feedback from military spouses that worked at Amazon, they created Project Juno, which was named after the Roman goddess of family. Project Juno helps employees find new roles at Amazon and maintain their careers even after a military move. This technology uses Amazon’s internal global system for managing employee information.

Spouses would enter their new home location as well as their timeline for their move. The system then starts working to find the same job or similar role near their new home. The system should update within 48 hours. Project Juno is a great way for military spouses to be able to stay within their careers, even if they do have to move somewhere new.

Upskilling Services

Military members can also take advantage of Amazon’s free upskilling such as AWS Grow Our Own Talent, and Surge 2IT. Check out what they have to offer here.

It is nice to see a company such as Amazon actively implement technologies and programs that can truly help veterans and military spouses find and keep careers

that allow them to pursue their passions.