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Morgan State Teams Up With Amazon In Education Partner for Employee Career Choice Program, Now Offering Prepaid Tuition For Hourly Employees!

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Maryland’s largest Historically Black College and University of Morgan State is making history. Administrators at the college announced it will be Amazon’s first four-year HBCU to participate in the company’s prepaid tuition program for employees!

Administrators at Morgan State couldn’t be happier as they tweeted out their excitement to announce the big news. Amazon will cover tuition for hourly employees to start school or transfer their credits and get their degree.

“…offered in collaboration with the University’s College of Interdisciplinary and Continuing Studies (CICS), the Career Choice program now allows Amazon hourly employees located throughout Maryland and neighboring states to select Morgan as a destination to pursue a degree or learn new skills, with prepaid tuition covered by Amazon,” the Baltimore-based HBCU’s news release read.

This collaboration is part of an initiative Amazon revealed back in March, which involved the company promising to expand its Career Choice program by “partnering with more than 140 national and local universities to provide fully-funded college tuition.”

“We’re committed to empowering our employees with easy access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere,” Amazon’s senior VP of global customer fulfillment Alicia Boler Davis, said in a news release.

With this, Amazon’s hourly employees can now build on their education at little-to-no cost through one of MSU’s degree programs.

“Through strategic partnerships and initiatives like Amazon’s Career Choice Program, Morgan state  is working to expand opportunities for even more adult learners to pursue degree attainment and have access to in-demand programs that can lead to higher paying careers and advancement,” MSU President David K. Wilson said in the HBCU’s announcement.

In addition to MSU, other Maryland-based institutions have partnered with the Career Choice program. Which include Towson University, the University of Maryland Global Campus, Anne Arundel Community College and the Community College of Baltimore County, according to the Baltimore Sun.

you can learn more about Amazon’s Career Choice program at MSU here. Cousins, don’t we love seeing HBCU’s winning!

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