NEW YORK, March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, EnGen announced that they had been selected as a language learning partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing hourly Amazon employees with access to English language learning. EnGen, the only Certified B company dedicated to serving immigrants and refugees through language learning, offers career-focused, personalized language learning technology with measurable results to empower non-native English speakers to access economic opportunities.
“Across the country, language barriers remain a significant barrier for the 96% of adult English learners who have many talents and skills, but simply lack the English needed to progress in the workplace. By providing access to English language skills, we are both opening up new opportunities for employees and providing employers with new pools of talent,” said Dr. Katie Brown, Founder and Education Director of EnGen. “Amazon is a great example of a diverse enterprise workforce, and we’re excited to partner with them to further scale this work.”
EnGen’s platform aligns workplace innovation and social impact to give talented employees who are immigrants, refugees or speakers of other languages the English skills they need to make advance their career. With ten patents, EnGen’s technology has served over four million learners since 2012. Mobile-first platform, used across United Statesprovides learners of any language training with effective, efficient and accessible training so that they can pursue their career goals.
A recent study showed that 90% of EnGen learners achieved at least one of their goals, and 79% rated their job skills improvement as 4 or 5 on a five-point scale. With hundreds of built-in journeys leveraging real-world content, the EnGen platform empowers employees to communicate, understand job-specific information, and progress across a wide range of in-demand industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, retail and construction.
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational benefit that equips employees with new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program meets individual learners where they are in their educational journey through a variety of education and development opportunities, including full tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to jobs in demand and fundamental skills such as English proficiency, high school diplomas and GED. In the United States, the company invests $1.2 billion improve the skills of more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help them access better paying and in-demand jobs.
Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party educator partners, choosing partners who are focused on helping employees through their education programs, helping them find jobs, and offering comprehensive training that leads to professional success.
“We look forward to EnGen joining us as a Career Choice Education Partner, adding to the hundreds of top-notch offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, global program manager for Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We are committed to empowering our employees by giving them access to the education and training they need to develop their careers, whether at home or elsewhere. We have intentionally cultivated a network of educator and professional partners. “Third-party employers committed to providing excellent education, job placement resources and continuous improvement of the experience. Today, more than 50,000 Amazon employees worldwide have already participated in Career Choice and we We got to see firsthand how it can transform their lives.”
For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice
EnGen is a Certified B Corporation that helps immigrants and refugees achieve self-reliance, economic mobility, civic participation, and improved quality of life through virtual English instruction. Prior to its launch in 2020, the award-winning language learning platform was built and refined for ten years and informed by data from more than four million learners, and it has ten patents and received certification from Digital Promise . Available on computer, tablet and mobile, EnGen offers personalized learning paths that adapt to language level, real interests and career goals. For more information about EnGen, visit https://getengen.com.