Amazon covers employee tuition for Ancora training courses, including professional trades, medical assisting, pharmaceutical technology, and CDL
ARLINGTON, TX, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to a Gallup Survey at Amazon’s request, 48% of American workers would change jobs if offered job training opportunities and 65% of workers believe that employer-provided skills enhancement is very important when evaluating of a potential new job. Recognizing the importance of upskilling as a powerful retention and recruiting tool, in 2019 Amazon’s Career Choice program partnered with Ancora Education provide its hourly employees with access to technical courses, hands-on training, and classroom education that they value with an employer.
We appreciate the trust Amazon has placed in our ability to serve as an educational partner in training its employees.
“At Ancora Education, we recognize first-hand the importance of a secondary education and the opportunities it can provide. Amazon offers its employees a pathway to better their lives,” said Natalie Williams, Vice President of Client Operations, Ancora Education. “We are proud to be an Official Education Partner of Amazon and appreciate the trust they have placed in our ability to educate and train their employees.”
Amazon covers full tuition for blue badge employees who have completed 90 days of continuous employment. Employees have access to Ancora’s online and in-person training courses.
Through Amazon Career Choice, Ancora Education and its Ancora Corporate Training division have helped Amazon employees access the following training and education programs:
- Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
- CNC machinist
- Electrical Technician
- Combined welding
- Construction and trades project management (must have trades experience to enroll)
- Pharmacy technician
- Clinical medical assistant
- IT support
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational benefit that equips employees with new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program meets individual learners where they are in their educational journey through a variety of training and development opportunities, including full tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs and foundational skills such as English proficiency, high school diplomas, and GEDs. In the United States, Amazon invests $1.2 billion improve the skills of more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help them access better paying and in-demand jobs.
“We are committed to empowering our employees by giving them access to the education and training they need to develop their careers, whether at home or elsewhere,” said Tammy Thieman, global program manager for Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We are pleased to have Ancora Education as an educational partner so that we can continue to provide best-in-class training to our employees.”
Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous screening process for third-party educator partners like Ancora, choosing partners who are focused on helping employees through their education programs, helping them find jobs and providing holistic training that leads to career success. To date, more than 50,000 Amazon employees worldwide have participated in Career Choice.
For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice.
Ancora Education is a Texasgroup of private post-secondary schools located in convenient locations Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Caroline from the south, Tennesseeand Texas. Ancora Education specializes in related fields of Health, Wellness, Nursing, Computer Science, Business & Management, CDL Truck Driving, Professional Trades, Safety, Trades specialists, art and design. Ancora brands include Ancora Education, Arizona Automotive Institute (AIA), Berks Technical Institute (BTI), Edge Tech Academy, McCann School of Business and Technology, Miller-Motte College (MMC) and the Professional Technical Institute of South Texas (STVT).
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