Amazon is in plans to launch its childhood-to-career programme Future Engineer in India, a job posting ideas. Debuting within the US in January final yr, the initiative is aimed to fund pc science courses to assist college students study coding and computer systems. Amazon is at the moment hiring for a supervisor to guide the Amazon Future Engineer programme in India. The newest transfer comes practically a yr after CEO Jeff Bezos visited the nation and introduced the corporate’s funding of $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,319 crores) within the nation to digitise small and medium enterprise within the nation.
“The initial research for Amazon Future Engineer in India is currently underway and we look to the chosen candidate to dive deep into operationalising the programme to what is relevant for India and the student needs,” the corporate stated in its posting.
Although the situation for the job will likely be Amazon’s India headquarters in Bengaluru, the programme is prone to go reside throughout the nation.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Amazon for readability on the programme and can replace this area when the corporate responds.
Since its launch, Amazon Future Engineer has been expanded to greater than 5,000 faculties and 550,000 college students within the US, as per the small print supplied in a press launch by the corporate.
The Amazon Future Engineer programme is touted to be aimed toward educating college students from “underrepresented and underserved” communities annually. It consists of scholarships of $10,000 (roughly Rs. 7,32,000) which are given to 100 college students annually. The firm additionally notes that it provides the scholarship recipients a assured, paid internship at its workplace after their first yr of faculty.
Amazon has already committed to invest over $6.5 billion (roughly Rs. 47,586 crores) within the nation, with the newest $1 billion funding introduced in January. It initially began native operations as an e-commerce agency, although the Seattle, Washington-headquartered firm not too long ago expanded its footprint within the Indian area. The firm additionally promised earlier this yr to create as many as a million new jobs within the nation by 2025.
In July final yr, Amazon launched an app referred to as JEE Ready, which was not too long ago rebranded as Amazon Academy. It is designed to assist college students put together for Indian engineering take a look at, IIT-JEE.
Similar to Amazon, firms together with Google and Microsoft have lengthy proven their curiosity in Indian college students. Facebook earlier this yr additionally invested in edutech startup Unacademy and not too long ago tied up with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to host a licensed coaching on digital security and augmented actuality for college kids within the nation.
According to the data supplied by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are greater than 1.5 million faculties and 250 million youngsters within the nation. This provides a stable purpose to an organization like Amazon to take a look at the nation’s training system to spice up its enterprise.
However, aside from planning to spend money on the training sector, Amazon is at the moment working onerous to broaden its e-commerce enterprise within the nation. The firm pumped in Rs. 700 crores into its Indian subsidiary in October to reinforce gross sales in the course of the festive season. It additionally explored new fashions, together with home delivery of liquor, to retain its presence even in the course of the coronavirus lockdown within the nation.
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