University teams up with Amazon to advance worker IT skills

November 15, 2019

ADELPHI, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland Global Campus is teaming up with Amazon to advance information technology skills for the retailer’s hourly employees.

The university with a focus on online education says the initiative will launch in January.

It’s designed to prepare employees for industry certifications in IT and associate degrees in related fields through the Amazon Career Choice Program.

They will be able to choose to study to become a computer user support specialist, an information security analyst, a network technician or a web developer.

UMGC President Javier Miyares says the partnership allows the university to combine its strengths. He says those include quality IT programs online, existing relationships with national employers and an academic support system geared toward working adults.