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Amazon Expanding 'Upskill' Training for Software Developer Roles to Workers Outside Company

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Amazon Technical Academy leader Ashley Rajagopal.

Amazon is expanding one of its so-called upskilling programs to people outside of the company who are interested in acquiring training for roles in software engineering.

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Amazon is expanding its Amazon Technical Academy to train people outside the company for jobs in software engineering.

The company’s training partners, Kenzie Academy, which offers software engineering and UX design programs, and Lambda School, will adopt the Amazon Technical Academy curriculum; they also plan to recruit a diverse student body.

Both will offer full-time, fully remote courses, with the Lambda School's Enterprise Backend Development Program lasting nine months and Kenzie Academy's Software Engineering Program lasting nine to 12 months.

Amazon's Ashley Rajagopal wrote in a blog post, "We have intentionally evolved our curriculum and teaching approach to be accessible to participants who didn't have the opportunity, either because of background or financial limitations, to pursue a college degree in software engineering."

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