Fort Valley State University (FVSU) has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to all bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
FVSU is the first university in central Georgia and one of the first HBCUs in Georgia to have this partnership with Amazon.
“We are excited about this partnership and thankful that Amazon is committed to higher education for its employees. This is an excellent example of how agencies can collaborate to advance education and promote economic mobility,” said Timothy Hatchett, Ph.D, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “We are looking forward to working with Amazon while expanding Fort Valley State University’s footprint.”
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 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 Fort Valley State 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.”
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