Education in the United States is highly expensive, which forces some students to postpone their academic goals.
However, Amazon has made the move to help its staff by launching its latest Career Choice collaborations with national and local universities.
Amazon employees in Texas will have free educational access to nine colleges and universities and national online education providers, including Southern New Hampshire University, Colorado State University–Global, Western Governors University and National University.
The partner schools in Texas include Alamo College, Austin Community College, Dallas College, Houston Community College, Lonestar College, Tarrant County Community College, Texas State University, the University of Texas at Dallas and University of North Texas (UNT)
Adam Fein, vice president for Digital Strategy and Innovation at UNT said: “We’re excited to have been selected as a partner university for the Amazon Career Choice program,”
He continued: “In our discussions together, we knew immediately we would be a good match. They were looking for a highly ranked, diverse, mature university with a strong presence in the area, and we were thrilled to offer our in-person and online undergraduate programs to tens of thousands of Amazon employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and all across Texas.”
Career Choice is an upskilling program devoted to the growth of its employees’ careers.
The program is constantly seeking to extend its chances to provide workers with the resources they need to succeed.
Evan Luscher, director of operations at Amazon in Texas said: “I’m so proud of Amazon’s commitment to invest in the future of our employees by providing easier access to higher education,”
“Amazon’s dedication to upskill our employees and empower their future regardless of whether or not it benefits the company is truly remarkable. Initiatives like Career Choice can be life-changing for some people and I look forward to seeing how the program evolves.”
The scheme allows employees to participate every year they work at Amazon, and gives them eligibility after only 90 days of employment,”
Amazon issued an upskilling vow for 2025, with the goal of expanding Career Choice. The free training and educational program is one of nine offered by the company.