Contact: Karla Roth-Bardinas 

Think Media Communications

karlab@thinkmedianj.com or 732-996-9789

January 20, 2021

For Immediate Release

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Amazon Partners with New Jersey Community Colleges  

to Move Closer to Reaching its “Upskilling 2025” Pledge

Trenton, New Jersey, March 3, 2022 – The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) today announces a partnership between Amazon and New Jersey Community Colleges where Amazon will fully-fund tuition costs for its front-line employees. This is part of Amazon’s national Career Choice initiative to meet its “Upskilling 2025” pledge - a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025. 

 

In New Jersey, front-line employees will have access to the following Community Colleges: 

  • Camden County College (Camden City and Blackwood Campuses, 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 at Burlington County 

  • Rowan College of South Jersey 

 

"We are excited to partner with Amazon to upskill New Jersey’s workforce and build a stronger economy for our state. I am confident the cutting-edge programs and quality professors at New Jersey’s 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’s Community Colleges are leading in the pandemic recovery efforts and this partnership helps to secure a brighter future for many New Jerseyans who work at Amazon,” said Dr. Aaron Fichtner, President of NJCCC.  

 

“This partnership with Amazon will allow adults to obtain new skills and careers to better provide for themselves and their families. Camden County College is proud to be part of this life-changing program with Amazon with our industry-driven curriculum,” President Donald Borden, Camden County College. 

 

About the New Jersey Council of County Colleges  

  

The New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) was created in 1989 to support and promote New Jersey’s 18 Community Colleges that now enroll more than 300,000 people each year in credit, non-credit, and workforce development courses at more than 70 campuses throughout the state. More than 200,000 students - over half of all undergraduate students in public colleges and universities in the state - are enrolled at New Jersey’s Community Colleges. The 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. 

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

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To learn more about NJCCC and New Jersey’s Community Colleges, go to www.njccc.org. Follow us @NJCommColleges on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to learn more about our latest programs and initiatives. 

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About NJCCC:  New Jersey’s 18 agile and innovative Community Colleges are prepared to lead in the response to and recovery from this public health and economic crisis and to secure a brighter future for all New Jerseyans. The New Jersey Council of County Colleges provides statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey Community Colleges, performs coordinating responsibilities as required by law, and coordinates statewide efforts to build a skilled workforce and improve student success. We encourage you to visit our website at www.njccc.org.