COD Selected as Amazon Career Choice Partner to Upskill Local Workforce

By: Angela Mennecke

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College of DuPage has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to its seven associate degrees and more than 170 career and technical certificate programs.

“College of DuPage is proud to partner with Amazon’s Career Choice program,” said COD President Dr. Brian Caputo. “As the largest public community college in Illinois, COD is uniquely positioned to provide flexible higher education options that meet the demands of today’s working adults and drive even more economic growth, opportunity and success. We look forward to welcoming Amazon employees to the COD community.”

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 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 College of DuPage coming on board as an education partner, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees.

Tammy Thieman, Global Program Lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program

COD offers transfer degrees and career and technical education programs in a broad range of in-demand fields and disciplines. In addition, COD provides short-term training programs, many of which can be completed in less than six months. The fall 2022 semester begins Monday, Aug. 22, with additional sessions starting Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. 

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