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CU and Amazon explore partnership

9/18/2014

 

CU Administrators and Amazon's management meet to discuss an educational partnership.

Cumberland University and Amazon are exploring ways in which the two organizations can form a partnership to help grow the company’s Career Choice Program, a program that pays for employee’s who want to further their education.
 

Recently officials from the university toured the Wilson County facility and discussed the organization’s educational initiatives.
 

Dr. Paul Stumb, Dean of the Labry School of Science, Technology and Business, said the opportunity for Amazon employees to earn a degree or further their education is a tremendous one.
 

“Amazon covers about 95% of tuition costs of employees pursuing courses that increase their work skills.” said Stumb. “The management of Amazon is committed to growing the program and I feel Cumberland can help them in that endeavor.”


Cumberland University is already serving as a resource to Amazon as the number of Cumberland graduates the company hires each year is on the rise.

Officials with the two organizations hope to finalize plans soon.

 

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