Amazon partners with New Jersey Community Colleges to move closer to its “Upskilling 2025” commitment

Amazon partners with New Jersey Community Colleges to get closer to achieving its “Upskilling 2025” commitment

March 3, 2022, Trenton, New Jersey – The New Jersey County Council of Colleges (NJCCC) today announced a partnership between Amazon and New Jersey Community Colleges in which Amazon will fully fund tuition for its frontline employees. It’s part of Amazon’s national Career Choice initiative to deliver on its “Upskilling 2025” commitment – a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025.

In New Jersey, frontline employees will have access to the following community colleges:

  • Camden County College (Camden City and Blackwood Campus, The Rohrer Center)
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Mercer College (James Kerney and West Windsor campuses)
  • Middlesex College (Edison and New Brunswick campuses, Perth Amboy Center)
  • Rowan College in Burlington County
  • Rowan College of South Jersey

“We are excited to partner with Amazon to develop New Jersey’s workforce and build a stronger economy for our state. I am confident that the cutting-edge programs and quality faculty at New Jersey Community Colleges will provide Amazon employees with high-quality education and training to take their careers to the next level at Amazon or elsewhere. New Jersey Community Colleges are leading pandemic recovery efforts and this partnership is helping to ensure a brighter future for many New Jerseyans who work at Amazon,” said Dr. Aaron Fichtner, NJCCC President. .

“This partnership with Amazon will empower adults to learn new skills and careers to better support themselves and their families. Camden County College is proud to be part of this life-changing program with Amazon with our industry-focused curriculum,” said President Donald Borden, Camden County College.

About the New Jersey Council of County Colleges

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) was established in 1989 to support and promote New Jersey’s 18 community colleges which now enroll more than 300,000 people each year in credit, non-credit, and workforce development courses. working at more than 70 campuses across the state. More than 200,000 students — more than half of all undergraduate students at public colleges and universities in the state — are enrolled in New Jersey’s community colleges. Community colleges also enroll nearly 100,000 students in non-credit programs and partner with thousands of businesses to meet their training and workforce needs.

The primary goal of New Jersey’s 18 community colleges is to meet the ever-changing educational needs of residents of our great state. Today, with more than 1,700 degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit courses and customized workforce training programs, New Jersey community colleges help more students than ever. Additionally, equity and access priorities are advancing every day, with more than half of total undergraduate enrollment at New Jersey community colleges coming from minority and traditionally underrepresented populations.

To learn more about NJCCC and New Jersey’s community colleges, visit Follow us @NJCommColleges on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube to learn about our latest programs and initiatives.

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