On Monday July 11th, Cloudreach welcomed its first India-based Talent Academy cohort! This exciting milestone marks not only the expansion of the Cloudreach Talent Academy program expanding into a new region, but also deepens our partnership with Generation India, an organization designed to transform education and employment systems to prepare, place, and support people in life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. This new cohort is also significant for Generation India as it’s the first “cloud” program they have partnered with and can help bring more students into STEM programs.

Among the India cohort are Ashwini Borkar, S.Ghanesh Karthick, Shabana Bellary and Sohan Sheri, all now Associate Cloud Systems Developers at Cloudreach. In this particular cohort, all 20 members have previously participated in AWS reStart, a full-time, classroom-based skills development, and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud. Because the team has already completed the essential training through reStart, we’re shortening the curriculum and adapting the training and learning style to include more gamification. We’re excited to continue to support AWS reStart by helping its graduates begin their careers in cloud computing. 

“India is a very competitive market for talent and hugely important for us to expand our skills in the region. From the start, partnering with AWS reStart and Generation was critical for us to make this ambition a reality. The work Generation does with under-represented talent is absolutely inspiring. I couldn’t be happier with the end result, this cohort brings a wealth of knowledge and diversity of thought to our community. Our Pune office this week is buzzing with energy and excitement.” – Poonam Flammarion, Head of Talent Academy

Cloudreach has hired a new Talent Academy manager, dedicated to managing and supporting the cohort in this region to ensure the success of every member. The training team has traveled to India to kick off the in-person training and the leadership team is traveling to India to meet with the cohort and officially welcome them to the team. In September, Cloudreach will host a graduation ceremony to honor the cohort. 

Don’t just take it from us – read a sampling of cohort feedback below, and learn more about Talent Academy 

Cohort Feedback

“I’m happy to share that the opportunity to work with Cloudreach is one of the best things that has happened to me since I made the decision to make a career change from customer service to cloud computing over 3 months ago. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and intend to take full advantage of it to further my knowledge and skills to grow along with the organization.” – S.Ghanesh Karthick

“It is delightful to be a part of Couldreach. I would like to continue to develop my skills and experience by working with cloud solutions. I also want to develop my leadership and organizational skills. This will help me achieve my goal of leading production teams in the future.” – Ashwini Borkar

“Very happy to accept this opportunity to rejoin the workforce with a different perspective in both professional and personal life.Thanks to Talent Acquisition Team to find the fire and thirst for knowledge in me.Looking forward for a great and flourishing career ahead with Cloudreach.” – Shabana Bellary

“Joining Cloudreach and Talent Academy program is an important turning point in my career when the COVID-19 pandemic impacted my personal and work life. The program’s well-guided learning journey has given me the hope and confidence to start and restart my career in cloud technology” – Sohan Sheri