Last month, Amazon’s Middletown fulfillment center (along with seven other fulfillment centers across the country) began offering its employees opportunities to advance their education via a new on-site classroom.
The opportunity is part of the company’s Career Choice initiative — a program designed to help willing and eligible Amazon employees pay for tuition at the university of their choice.
The company has partnered with Delaware Technical Community College in the area to offer a bookkeeping certification course. The college recently offered a course in IT at Amazon’s on-site classroom — not a bad opportunity for Amazon employees, considering DelTech’s national IT rep.
“Usually, a company wants to upscale a certain area of their business, and we provide that training to employees,” Paul Morris Jr., DelTech’s assistant vice president of workforce development and community education, told the News Journal. “What Amazon is doing is unique and admirable because they’re upscaling their employees with a skill that’s outside of their work mission.”
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