The Mill, Bloomington’s nonprofit center for coworking and entrepreneurship, today announced that applications are open for the fall session of Code/IT Academy, a free upskilling program. The fall session will prepare participants to take the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner exam.
“Code/IT is a great opportunity for anyone who’s looking to acquire in-demand skills and build a new career path,” said Julie Sylvester, Program Manager at The Mill. “AWS Cloud Practitioner certification is an industry-recognized credential that adds real value to a resume. This particular session is ideal for people who are laser-focused on passing the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam. You’ll study the critical skills, and if you meet attendance requirements, we’ll give you a voucher to take the exam.”
Applications are open now until October 2 for the AWS Cloud Practitioner course of Code/IT Academy. The course runs October 17 until December 14. Sessions are held in-person at The Mill on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Participants should expect to spend 8-10 hours a week outside of class studying and completing exercises, according to Ivy Tech instructor Jason Endris.
The AWS Cloud Practitioner exam is considered moderately challenging for beginners. Before taking the course, participants should already have a basic understanding of IT services, such as networks, security, data storage, and their uses in an organization. There are no other eligibility restrictions, but enrollment is limited, said Sylvester, and preference is given to those without a college degree.
The course provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Participants gain an understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. They also receive career counseling and interviewing support from Ivy+ Career Link.
The Mill is able to offer Code/IT Academy for free thanks to a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington and funding from the City of Bloomington and the Duke Energy Foundation, Sylvester said.
“Code/IT attracts a really diverse selection of participants,” Sylvester commented. “Some folks need training to advance in their current job, others are un- or underemployed and looking for better jobs. We’re always excited to see how Code/IT can ignite new possibilities for participants.
To learn more about Code/IT Academy, visit https://www.dimensionmill.org/code-it-academy/
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