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Amazon Career Choice

About

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 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.

  • For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit their website.  Here you will find additional information in addition to program eligibility information, Career Choice budget information, or payment rules. See the help and FAQs/Program Guidelines sections.
  • For information regarding start dates, times, enrollment period, length of the program and location, please see the academic calendars and online catalog.  Contact NSU Admissions for additional information.

What is Career Choice?

  • Amazon’s Career Choice program is an education benefit that empowers Amazon employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.
  • Amazon provides 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, high school diplomas, and GEDs after working for the company for 90 days.


Career Choice Benefits

  • Advance your career with Amazon Career Choice.
  • Tuition, books and fees are pre-paid by Amazon.
  • Limitless learning, with no limit to the number of years you can utilize the benefit as long as you’re employed by Amazon.
  • Fast starts, with eligible Amazon employees able to participate in Career Choice after only 90 days of employment.
  • Aligned program offerings to internal roles and career pathways, offering opportunities for employees to pursue their career within Amazon or elsewhere.
  • College credits can be transferred into this program (Bachelor degree programs only).

Application and Enrollment

Amazon employees will need to apply or enroll to Norfolk State University. In order for Amazon Career Choice to initiate payment, the employee must be already accepted to Norfolk State University and be enrolled in classes. 

  • Apply for admission
  • Enroll in class
  • Request payment from Amazon Career Choice
    Step 01 - Visit amazoncareerchoice.com and submit a payment request for your chosen school and program
    Step 02 - The request will be sent to the school to confirm course level details, and either approve or deny the request.

    Step 03 - If approved, Amazon pays the school directly.

  • If you have questions, please visit amazoncareerchoice.com to view information on how to log into the school portal and submit payment request. 

Program Information

  • In the U.S., Amazon 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 works with numerous education providers across the U.S., which includes colleges and universities, partners providing industry certifications, English language proficiency, and high school completion programs.
  • Amazon’s Career Choice program launched in 2012.
  • Career Choice is now live in 14 countries (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and U.S.) and works with over 300 educational providers globally.
  • More than 80,000 Amazon employees have participated globally since inception (more than 60,000 in the U.S.).
  • Healthcare, transportation, and information technology are the Career Choice program’s most popular fields of study globally.
  • More than half of Amazon Career Choice participants identify as Black, Hispanic or Native American.
  • Amazon has more than 140 on-site Career Choice classrooms in FCs globally.

Additional Information

 

Amazon Career Choice