Amazon’s Career Choice program provides full tuition to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.
The future just got a little brighter for the many local residents who work for Amazon. As of 2022, Amazon will be fully covering tuition at Manchester Community College through Amazon’s Career Choice program, and it’s available to hourly full-time and part-time employees who have worked at Amazon for at least 90 days.
“As an educational partner in the Amazon Career Choice Program Network, MCC is committed to providing employees with high-quality, supportive educational experiences that lead to new career opportunities,” explains Brian Bicknell, President of Manchester Community College. “Together, we are dedicated to providing education that is affordable, aligned with industry demand, and tailored to meet the unique learning needs of working adults.”
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an education benefit that empowers employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program meets individual learners where they are on their education journey through a variety of education and upskilling opportunities including full college tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs, and foundational skills such as English language proficiency, high school diplomas, and GEDs. In the U.S., the company is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs. Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators, choosing partners that are focused on helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job placements, and overall offering education that leads to career success.
“We’re looking forward to MCC coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thiemann, Global Program Lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere. We have intentionally cultivated a partner network of third-party educators and employers committed to providing excellent education, job placement resources, and continuous improvements to the experience. Today, over 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”
For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice
For more information about MCC’s partnership, contact Sara Ackerson, MCC Career & Academic Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.