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Ohio University selected by Amazon to serve as Education Partner for Career Choice Program

Ohio University announced it has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program and will provide Amazon’s hourly employees with access to a robust selection of associate and bachelor degree programs on the University’s Athens Campus, regional campuses and OHIO Online

“We are pleased that Amazon has selected Ohio University as an education partner for its Career Choice program,” said Ohio University President Hugh Sherman. “With expertise in rural health, environmental issues, and workforce development, OHIO is well positioned to help Amazon deliver on its commitment to provide their employees with best-in-class support on their path to career success at Amazon and beyond.”

Ohio University, the oldest public university in the state of Ohio, is home to top programs in a long list of growing fields, including business, communications, health care, social sciences, the Arts and STEM. Additionally, OHIO’s commitment to ensuring student success through a combination of industry and research experiences and affordability has contributed to the University’s rankings as the No. 1 Best Value in the state of Ohio and the top college in Ohio for Online Education by

For more details about the educational offerings and opportunities available at OHIO through Amazon’s Career Choice Program, visit:

About Amazon’s Career Choice Program

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 Ohio University coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said 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 90,000 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:

December 13, 2022
Staff reports