Amazon partners with Clark State Community College to expand educational program

On Friday, Clark State College announced that it had been selected by Amazon as one of 10 colleges in its Career Choice Ohio program.

“We are thrilled to help further Amazon’s commitment to its employees by being a partner in their Career Choice Ohio program,” said Dr. Dawayne Kirkman, vice president of student affairs at Clark State. “Clark State is committed to providing high-quality educational programs and services that focus on student and community success. Amazon supports its employees by creating pathways to career success through lifelong learning. This partnership is a win-win for students and the community.

Amazon employees in Ohio will have access to education from 10 local education partners as well as national online education providers.

“When employers invest in the development of their employees through training and education, it benefits those employees as well as Ohio’s economy by creating a labor pool for the present and future. ‘future,’ said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. “I applaud this investment and partnership with colleges and universities to ensure that Ohio closes the skills gap and steers more of its citizens toward rewarding careers.”

Career Choice has provided training to over 50,000 workers, including English proficiency and GED programs.

The program offers fully funded tuition. Employees are eligible after 90 days of employment and can participate each year they work at Amazon.

“We are committed to giving our employees easy access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether at home or elsewhere,” said Alicia Boler Davis, senior vice president of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon.

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