March 3, 2022

Evolve Academy Selected by Amazon as Cybersecurity Training Partner for Career Choice Program

Evolve Academy has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program. We'll be providing Amazon’s hourly employees in five U.S. regions (Charleston, SC, Des Moines, IA, Huntsville, AL, Milwaukee, WI, Montgomery, AL and Omaha, NE) with access to our #1 ranked, live-online cybersecurity training curriculum. 

Leigh Staub, Senior Director of Evolve Academy
Leigh Staub, Senior Director of Evolve Academy

“We are thrilled to partner with Amazon as we share a common commitment to helping people achieve career success,” said Leigh Staub, Senior Director of Evolve Academy.

“Our training changes people’s lives by preparing them for a stable career in an industry where talent is in extremely high demand.”  

Evolve Academy students gain technical cybersecurity skills in a supportive learning environment that integrates job preparation. “With over 600,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. alone, the timing is right for us to help Amazonian’s gain the skills needed to fill the cybersecurity talent gap,” said Staub.

Evolve Academy is recognized as home of the #1 ranked cybersecurity bootcamp in the world. With hands-on and immersive training based on real-world scenarios and informed by Evolve Security's expertise, students learn skills that directly apply to a work setting. Through our live-online training, Evolve Academy curriculum is helping individual students and companies up-skill to meet industry demand.  

Amazon’s Career Choice program is an education benefit that empowers employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program meets individual learners where they are on their education journey through a variety of education and up-skilling opportunities including full college tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs, and foundational skills such as English language proficiency, high school diplomas, and GEDs. In the U.S., the company is investing $1.2 billion to up-skill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.

Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators, choosing partners that are focused on helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job placements, and overall offering education that leads to career success.  

“We’re looking forward to Evolve Academy coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thiemann, Global Program Lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program.

“We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere. We have intentionally cultivated a partner network of third-party educators and employers committed to providing excellent education, job placement resources, and continuous improvements to the experience. Today, over 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”

To learn more about our cybersecurity training programs, link through here.

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