APDS Changes Lives
To amplify the impact of APDS’ strategic partners, we work to dramatically increase engagement rates of educational, personal, and career resources for justice-impacted individuals.
130% increase in GED pass rates
85% Pass Rate for learners earning their AWS Cloud Practitioner Certificate
20% average increase in access to education and programs
Earned employer trust through APDS and industry certifications
Leading the Way
Educating & Equipping for Job Readiness with Amazon
The successful partnership of AWS / APDS / DC DOC is driven by mission and goal alignment, collaborative tech and curriculum integration, and a focus on employment with a commitment to interview.
Of participating students were pre-qualified and eligible for AWS Interviews
Of enrolled participants passed and received their AWS Cloud Computer Certification
Length of AWS Cloud Computing Certification Class
States identified for potential rollout of AWS Certification as pilot next steps
Creating a Successful Education Technology Program with the Tennessee Workforce Board
APDS created a pilot education technology program with the Tennessee Workforce Board in 2021. Within a two year span this edtech program expanded from three counties to statewide.
With the help of the Tennessee Workforce Development Board this program expanded to 329 learners:
- 17,000 + Hours Usage
- 2 hours per day on average
In 2022 a grant was awarded to expand the program to:
- 363 additional learners (cellular & wifi)
- Across 17 additional Tennessee counties
2023 and onward
APDS will provide 8,000 learners with edtech programs across all 95 Tennessee counties with statewide jail programs for the justice-involved on the pathway to employment.
This is a life-changing experience despite my current situation.
Receiving the AWS Cloud-Computing Certification means the most to me because it will open a new chapter in life that I would never have thought possible. Thank you, APDS
APDS Student, AWS Cloud-Computing CertifiedDistrict of Columbia
APDS understands the importance of education technology and corrections reform.
Their first-in-class curriculums are game changers. APDS changes lives with GED’s and Certifications to prepare incarcerated learners for a living wage career
Dr. Amy Lopez, Former Deputy DirectorDC Department of Corrections
APDS has helped me find my motives, my strengths, and what I want to do in life.
I now have goals set for myself and a path to accomplish them. I am very grateful for the opportunity APDS has provided. It has been wonderful so far.
APDS has given me a renewed and improved confidence within.
I feel that I now have a definitive direction in what I want and expect out of life and myself.