Amazon provides its hourly staff with tuition fees and the right to study at colleges and universities across the country, including Middlesex College.
“We look forward to Middlesex College becoming an educational partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Timon, head of Amazon’s global career choice program. in a prepared statement. “We are committed to empowering our employees by giving them access to the education and training they need for career advancement, whether we have it or elsewhere. We have deliberately established a partner network of other faculty and employers who strive to provide excellent education, employment resources and continuous improvement of experience. Today, more than 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in the Career Choice, and we have seen for ourselves how it can change their lives. ”
Overall, Amazon has announced it will work with more than 140 colleges and universities to provide full funding for college tuition for their more than 750,000 hourly staff as part of the latest updates to Career Choice, one of Amazon’s professional development programs, the statement said.
Amazon will also partner with GEDWorks to prepare for GED and Smart Horizons to complete high school, Voxy EnGen and goFLUENT to provide English proficiency, and Outlier to provide preparatory courses for college.
The career choice is part of Amazon Upskilling’s 2025 promise, attracting $ 1.2 billion to improve the skills of more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025, the statement said.
Starting this year, the Career Choice program will include funding for full-time college education, and employees are eligible to register after 90 days of work. Through career choices, employees can earn academic degrees, certificates in industries that lead to sought-after jobs, or develop skills through English language skills and high school graduation programs.
“We are very pleased that Amazon is expanding its career choices,” Middlesex College President Mark McCormick said in a statement. “We have been working with the program since 2019. It has now expanded to fully funded college programs, including bachelor’s and master’s degrees, which is a great advantage for students who want to improve their skills. ”