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Northern Essex Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program 

Submitted by on November 13, 2023 – 5:32 pm

Haverhill, MA (November 13, 2023)– Northern Essex Community College announced is 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.

About Amazon Career Choice 
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational 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 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. 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 130,000 Amazon employees around the world have 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 the website. For general admissions information for Northern Essex, contact Enrollment Services.