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YES 2 Tech Learn and Earn



The YES 2 Tech Learn and Earn (Y2TLE) program will prepare you for a drastically shifting workforce.

With technology, changing demographics and globalization altering the types of jobs available and the skills required for them, you need to develop the knowledge, values and a diverse range of critical thinking, communication and information management skills for the digital age in order to gain a competitive edge in the labor market.

Program Length: 15 weeks – 3 weeks of YES specific training (includes, pre-employment, future skills, access to online resources and more) + 12 paid weeks of AWS re/Start technical training, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Description: Launch a career in technology with YES & AWS re/Start.

AWS re/Start is a free, full-time skills development program to jump-start your career working in cloud computing. A technology background is not required to apply and the program is focused on unemployed and underemployed individuals.

AWS re/Start and YES have teamed up to offer this tuition free, online program in Toronto, Ontario. Through scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework, learners gain the skills they need for an entry-level cloud role. In the program, you’ll also focus on professional skills such as adaptive communication, time management, resume building, and interviewing to prepare for employer meeting and interviews. You will learn cloud computing skills and prepare for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification with free access to practice and full exams. After you graduate, YES will connect you with employers and help you move into your new working life.

What your journey to the cloud will look like:

  • Participate and complete 3 weeks of Soft Skills training in valuable pre-employment areas such as conceptual thinking, problem solving, leadership, and much more
  • Access mentorship and networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • Support with personalized resume, interview skills, and job search to begin your career in cloud computing and tech fields
  • Specialized job search support
  • Wraparound supports
  • 12 weeks of facilitated workshops with AWS re/Start Training to complete the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam and become certified (financial support for 12 weeks available)


  • Must have some or completed post-secondary education
  • Knowledge of tech foundations is an asset
  • Must have an interest in cloud computing as a career path
  • Must have ability to commit to a 15 week full time (Mon – Fri) virtual training program starting May 16, 2022
  • Must have access to a stable WiFi connection
  • Must reside in Ontario
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada (Citizen, PR, Convention Refugee, Refugee Claimant, Open Valid Work Permit for more than 1 year)
  • Must be highly motivated to participate
  • Must NOT currently be employed, enrolled in education or other training

Application Process:

  • Apply – Fill out the online application (ensure you meet the eligibility criteria). Email 1 page resume to
  • Aptitude Test + 1-on-1 Interviews + Case Study
  • Orientation
  • Class begins!
  • Prepare for interviews and employer meetings
  • Graduation
  • Advance your career!



What is cloud computing?

Learn more in this video:

What skills will I learn? Through hands-on interactive sessions, you’ll learn technical, behavioral and mindset skills to prepare you to launch a career in the cloud.


Technical skills:

  • How cloud computing works-AWS Cloud skills
  • How to use different programing languages-Build skills aligned with AWS Certification – you’ll prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

Behavior & Mindset skills:

  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving-Teamwork
  • Time management

Questions?  Reach out!

Contact Chantelle Oosterhuis, Coordinator, at for more information!

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