Technology Training for Women

Momentum’s AWS re/Start Program is committed to building opportunities for women in tech. Collaborating with Chic Geek and Amazon Web Services (AWS) re/Start, this IT skills development program prepares women for entry-level careers in the cloud. Offered at no cost, the program’s mission is to build local talent by providing AWS Cloud skills development and work placement opportunities to unemployed or underemployed populations. A background in technology is not required.


This instructor-led 20-week program features real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework supported by professional mentors and accredited trainers. Participants will acquire cloud computing skills and prepare for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification with complimentary access to practice and full exams. Learners will also receive job-specific training on building effective front-line support, troubleshooting, escalation, and task automation techniques. AWS re/Start also provides learners with professional skills including effective communication, collaboration, resume writing, and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and interviews.  

Following graduation, Momentum will support participants in applying their newly acquired skills and connecting with employers.

Learn the skills

Program Benefits

  • Access free, in-person, skills-based training
  • Build skills aligned to AWS certification
  • Write basic Python/Bash scripts
  • Support Linux Operating Systems
  • Operate network infrastructures
  • Carry out troubleshooting
  • Connect with employers and start your career
Do you qualify?


  • Open to women between the ages of 21 and 45
  • Living in Calgary or surrounding area
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident status
  • Minimum High School diploma or GED
  • Full-time availability to attend training Monday–Friday for the course duration (20 weeks)
  • Are unemployed or underemployed (working less than 20 hours a week)
  • Have high levels of professionalism, self-motivated, and strong work ethic
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Motivated and committed to training and working in the IT field
  • Available to start a full-time job after course completion
Get Started

Now accepting applications for our January 30, 2023 cohort.


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