Amazon Selects Miami University as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program
Miami University will provide Amazon hourly employees access to small class sizes, hands-on learning and flexible scheduling
Eligible Amazon employees can attend Miami University at little or no cost to them, thanks to a partnership announced Friday.
Amazon has selected Miami University as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to earn a college degree or microcredential at little to no cost.
"Amazon's Career Choice program aligns with Miami's commitment to creating pathways and greater access to higher education," said Miami University President Gregory P. Crawford. "We are enthusiastic to partner with Amazon and support their vision and our shared mission to cultivate a highly trained, talented, and diverse workforce for this region and beyond."
Miami University’s open-enrollment regional locations, offering classes online and in Middletown, Hamilton, and West Chester provide extensive student support, a world-class faculty, and a personalized learning experience to students in all phases of life.
“With small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and many programs offered 100% online, Miami Regionals is uniquely positioned to partner with Amazon employees looking for a high-quality educational experience,” said Ande Durojaiye, vice president and dean of Miami’s Regionals campuses. “Our range of programs allows students to choose a program that fits their lives and empowers them with the tools to advance in their career, whether they want to earn a microcredential in just a few weeks or study to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree.”
For more information on Amazon Career Choice at Miami University, visit: MiamiOH.edu/Amazon-Career-Choice.
About Amazon Career Choice
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 pre-paid college tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs, and educational foundations such as English language proficiency, high school diplomas, and GEDs. In the United States, 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 Miami University 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 Thieman, 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 created 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 80,000 Amazon employees around the world have 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.