FSCJ Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

FSCJ will provide Amazon hourly employees access to degrees and fast-track training Amazon’s Career Choice program provides full tuition to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to any Associate in Science or bachelor’s degree program. In addition, Amazon employees can choose to enroll in one of the selected fast-track career certificate or technical certificate programs in industries such as automotive, aviation, health care and information technology, including an Amazon-only cohort Patient Care Technician program. A complete list of programs is available at fscj.edu/amazon.

“FSCJ is proud to partner with Amazon in their efforts to support employees’ future successes through education and training for high-demand careers,” said College President John Avendano, Ph.D. “We are honored to work alongside many local, national and global companies like Amazon to deliver accessible, affordable education that is 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 FSCJ 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 FSCJ, visit fscj.edu.