Ohio University announced that it has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, giving hourly Amazon employees access to a robust selection of associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs at the university’s Athens campus, regional campuses and OHIO Online will offer.
“We are pleased that Amazon has selected Ohio University as an educational partner for its Career Choice program,” said Ohio University President Hugh Sherman. “With its expertise in rural health, environmental issues and people development, OHIO is well-positioned to help Amazon fulfill its commitment to providing world-class support to its employees on their journey to professional success at Amazon and beyond.”
Ohio University, the oldest public university in the state of Ohio, is home to top programs in a long list of growing fields, including business, communications, healthcare, social sciences, arts and STEM. Additionally, OHIO’s commitment to ensuring student success through a combination of industry and research experiences and affordability has helped the university be named onlinecolleges.com’s #1 Best Value in Ohio State and Best College in Ohio for online education.
For more details on the educational offerings and opportunities available at OHIO through the Amazon Career Choice Program, visit: ohio.edu/amazon-career-choice.
About Amazon’s career choice program
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational benefit that enables employees to learn new skills for professional success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program meets individual learners where they are in their educational journey through a variety of education and training opportunities, including prepaid tuition, industry certifications leading to in-demand jobs, and essential skills like English proficiency, high school diplomas, and GEDs. In the US, the company is investing $1.2 billion to upskill and help more than 300,000 employees find higher-paying, in-demand jobs by 2025.
Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous third-party partner-educator selection process, which selects partners who focus on helping employees with their educational programs, assisting them with job placement, and overall providing education that is… leads to professional success.
“We look forward to Ohio University coming on board as an educational partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of world-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, global program lead for Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We are committed to empowering our people by giving them access to the education and training they need to advance their careers, whether with us or elsewhere. We purposely created a partner network of outside educators and employers who are committed to providing excellent training, job placement resources and continuous improvement of the experience. Today, over 90,000 Amazon employees around the world have taken Career Choice and we’ve seen firsthand how it can transform their lives.”
For more information about Amazon’s Career Choice, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice.