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 12 months, the initiative is aimed to fund laptop science lessons to assist college students study coding and computer systems. Amazon is at present hiring for a supervisor to guide the Amazon Future Engineer programme in India. The most recent transfer comes almost a 12 months 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 preliminary analysis for Amazon Future Engineer in India is at present underway and we glance to the chosen candidate to dive deep into operationalising the programme to what’s related for India and the scholar wants,” the corporate mentioned in its posting.
Though the placement for the job will probably be Amazon’s India headquarters in Bengaluru, the programme is more likely to go stay throughout the nation.
Devices 360 has reached out to Amazon for readability on the programme and can replace this house 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 main points supplied in a press launch by the corporate.
The Amazon Future Engineer programme is touted to be geared toward educating college students from “underrepresented and underserved” communities every year. It consists of scholarships of $10,000 (roughly Rs. 7,32,000) which are given to 100 college students every year. The corporate additionally notes that it affords the scholarship recipients a assured, paid internship at its workplace after their first 12 months of school.
Amazon has already committed to invest over $6.5 billion (roughly Rs. 47,586 crores) within the nation, with the latest $1 billion funding introduced in January. It initially began native operations as an e-commerce agency, although the Seattle, Washington-headquartered firm just lately expanded its footprint within the Indian area. The corporate additionally promised earlier this 12 months to create as many as a million new jobs within the nation by 2025.
In July final 12 months, Amazon launched an app referred to as JEE Prepared, which was just lately rebranded as Amazon Academy. It’s designed to assist college students put together for Indian engineering take a look at, IIT-JEE.
Much like Amazon, corporations together with Google and Microsoft have lengthy proven their curiosity in Indian college students. Facebook earlier this 12 months additionally invested in edutech startup Unacademy and just lately tied up with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to host an authorized coaching on digital security and augmented actuality for college students within the nation.
In keeping with the data supplied by the United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF), there are greater than 1.5 million faculties and 250 million kids within the nation. This provides a strong purpose to an organization like Amazon to take a look at the nation’s training system to spice up its enterprise.
Nonetheless, other than planning to put money into the training sector, Amazon is at present working onerous to increase its e-commerce enterprise within the nation. The corporate pumped in Rs. 700 crores into its Indian subsidiary in October to boost gross sales throughout the festive season. It additionally explored new fashions, together with home delivery of liquor, to retain its presence even throughout the coronavirus lockdown within the nation.
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