Holmes Community College is proud to announce that the college has been selected for an education partnership with Amazon’s Career Choice program. Qualified Amazon employees enrolled at Holmes could receive tuition assistance and degree support, enabling them to complete coursework and/or earn a degree.
The program provides a variety of education and upskilling opportunities including prepaid college tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs and foundational skills such as English language, high school diplomas and GEDs.
To get started, Amazon employees must apply for admission to Holmes by visiting holmescc.edu and clicking Enroll Now. Next, they will request payment from Amazon Career Choice by visiting the Amazon Career Choice web site and submitting a request. The request will be sent to Holmes for approval, and if approved, Amazon will pay the school directly. Last step: registering for classes at Holmes!
As one of the largest community colleges in the state, Holmes serves nine district areas, with Madison County being the biggest. Amazon’s Madison County site, which opened in the summer of 2022, employs nearly 1,000 workers, with projections of up to 1,500 people being employed at the facility at some point in time.
“We are so proud to be selected as an Amazon Career Choice education partner,” said Vice President for Academic Programs Dr. Jenny B. Jones. “This partnership was a fantastic way for Holmes to welcome Amazon to our district, and we are excited to see all the ways this program will positively affect everyone involved. Amazon has invested in the state of Mississippi, providing more jobs, and now Holmes is providing more educational opportunities for those at Amazon.”
To learn more, visit https://holmescc.edu/amazons-career-choice/.