Shenandoah University has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees pre-paid access to SU’s diverse academic offerings.
Shenandoah, which boasts more than 200 areas of study across six different schools, is the second four-year institution in Virginia to join the Career Choice program’s growing list of partner schools.
SU offers a range of academic offerings in the School of Business, Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, Shenandoah Conservatory and College of Arts and Sciences, which includes the Division of Applied Technology and the Division of Education and Leadership.
Shenandoah was the second-highest ranked private school in Virginia among national universities in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings, with the publication placing some of SU’s health programs among the best nationally. Shenandoah is a pioneer in the field of esports management, and prepares learners for a future in high-tech jobs with opportunities to study in the fields of cybersecurity, information technology and virtual reality design. The university’s conservatory programs and education bachelor’s degree program have also earned top marks in Virginia from various organizations.
SU is one of the Colleges of Distinction, earning recognition in the fields of nursing, business, education, equity and inclusion, career development, and military support, and is a Military Friendly® School.
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 offering education that leads to career success. SU’s main campus is conveniently located less than 12 miles from the Amazon fulfillment center in Clear Brook, Virginia, and the university serves learners throughout northern Virginia with locations in Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Amazon has additional fulfillment centers in Hagerstown, Maryland, and Williamsport, Maryland, both less than 50 miles from Shenandoah’s main campus.
Shenandoah University is committed to inspiring a lifetime of formative learning for all. We place a particular emphasis on centering education around learners while preparing them for essential roles in our society. We’re excited to join Amazon in providing an opportunity for those who otherwise might not have the prospect to achieve a college credential, empowering them on a path to an advantageous future.”
Cameron McCoy, Ph.D., Shenandoah University provost
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational benefit that supports employees who wish 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 full 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 are thrilled that Shenandoah University has joined our Career Choice program as a new education partner. Nearly 3,000 eligible Amazon employees from our nearby operations facilities in Clear Brook, Williamsport, Hagerstown and beyond will now have access to top-notch education and training that will grow their careers and transform their lives.”
Jason Hittel, human resources manager for Amazon’s Clear Brook, Virginia, fulfillment center
For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice program, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice.