Northern Essex Community College announced it has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees with access to its 60 degree and certificate programs.  

“We are looking forward to welcoming these Amazon employees on our campuses and into our classrooms,” says NECC Dean of Enrollment Services Donna Bertolino. “Northern Essex is committed to increasing access to higher education in our communities, and partnerships like these are critical to that mission.” 

As a partner for the Career Choice program, Amazon will cover the tuition and fees for eligible employees to enroll in courses at Northern Essex. They can choose from a wide variety of educational offerings, including high school completion/GED, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, certificate programs and associate degree programs.

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.

“We’re looking forward to Northern Essex coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” says 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.”

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