SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Springboard, an industry-leading online learning platform that prepares students for in-demand careers through comprehensive programs led by mentors and instructors, today announced that it has been added as a partner. Amazon CareerChoice. Career Choice is an educational benefit that empowers Amazonians to learn new skills through technical training and career advancement programs for career success. Springboard will offer tailored programs to train Amazon employees to transition into high-growth, in-demand careers in data analytics and software engineering.
“We are thrilled to join Career Choice and work together to create outsized impact for Amazon employees across the country,” said Gautam Tambay, CEO and co-founder of Springboard. “This partnership is a natural continuation of our mission to transform one million lives by 2030, and especially in today’s uncertain economy, we are excited to be part of a gradual shift towards a place of work centered on the employees and their objectives.”
Eligible Amazon employees in the United States will be able to enroll in Springboard starting in November, with programs beginning early next year. “We are committed to providing training opportunities for our employees in many different areas of interest. One way to do this is to provide access to educational programs and transition opportunities into high-growth technology careers,” said Tammy Thieman, global director of Career Choice at Amazon.
The program aims to provide new pathways to career advancement opportunities, with a focus on preparing fulfillment center employees for transformational, high-growth technology careers. Over the next ten years, jobs in the tech industry are expected to grow by two times1 the rate of the national average – with a persistent labor shortage, it is essential to create new pathways for individuals to enter technology careers.
With nearly a decade of experience delivering programs that have successfully retrained tens of thousands of people to date, through partnerships with Amazon and others, Springboard now applies its unique learning approach, cohort-based and human-guided corporate learning and employee development market, a $357 billion market according to Statista2. Through Springboard for business, the company’s enterprise offering for businesses and corporations, Springboard guides employees of Fortune 500 companies through its uniquely tailored programs, which combine one-on-one mentorship with live, instructor-led sessions. Programs are available for upskilling and retraining, and offer customized, company-specific projects to equip employees with the latest skills to drive business impact through contextualized, company-specific learning.
To learn more about Amazon’s Career Choice program or for Amazon employees who wish to enroll, visit: https://www.amazoncareerchoice.com
About the springboard
Founded by Parul Gupta and Gautam Tambay in 2013, Springboard’s mission is to transform one million lives through education by 2030. Springboard believes that every student is unique and needs a learning experience designed for s adapt to their rhythm of life, supported by advisers and mentors. . Over 20,000 students in over 100 countries have used Springboard to advance their careers through the platform’s comprehensive, mentor-led online learning programs. Graduates have landed jobs with employers such as Microsoft, Google, Meta, LinkedIn, Deloitte, Intel, IBM, Salesforce, and more.
Through Springboard for business the company partners with companies to fill skills gaps through learning that prepares functional teams for the most in-demand and essential skills. Students undertake real and relevant projects, which greatly increases learning momentum, retention and application of skills in their work. Springboard offers mentor-led online programs in strategic thinking, software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, UI/UX design, digital marketing, machine learning, technology sales, etc. Springboard for business has empowered corporate teams across industries at places like Sun Life Financial, HP and The North Face.
Springboard was recently named one of the 2022 GSV EdTech 150 – a list of the world’s most transformative growth companies in digital learning. The springboard is a 2020 Inc 5000 San Francisco-based company recently named Top Workplace for Women by Elpha and Top 100 Workplace with Best D&I Initiatives in 2021 by Mogul, and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Telstra Ventures, Vulcan Capital, SJF Ventures, Reach Capital, Pearson Ventures, International Finance Corp., Costanoa Ventures, Learn Capital and Blue Fog Capital.
The Computer Technology Industry Association. “State of the Tech Workforce 2022 – Cyberstates.” State of the Tech Workforce 2022 by CompTIACyberstates, 2022, https://www.cyberstates.org/pdf/CompTIA_Cyberstates_2022.pdf.
Statistical Research Department. “Workplace Learning and Development.” StatisticalJuly 5, 2022, https://www.statista.com/topics/4281/workplace-learning-and-development/.