"We're not slowing down! After entering the Middle East and establishing cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, we are expanding our operations to additional expansion destinations. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ireland, specifically qualified Amazon employees in these countries, will participate in our dedicated courses," comments Beata Jarosz, CEO of Future Collars.
For several years, Future Collars has been an active partner in the Amazon Career Choice program, which enables employees to enhance their qualifications for roles both within and outside the company. The program provides diverse opportunities for education and skill development, including obtaining industry certifications that lead to desired job positions, as well as language proficiency in English and local languages, regardless of the participant's current educational path.
"As a partner of the e-commerce leader that Amazon undoubtedly is, we are delighted that we can continue our collaboration and extend the benefits of our joint efforts to new regions," adds Joanna Pruszyńska-Witkowska, VC CEO of Future Collars. "Our partnership with Amazon is based on a shared vision of providing employees with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today's rapidly changing market. Digitalization is already underway, and we must do everything to keep pace. Reskilling offers a kind of job security."
INVEST IN YOUR DEVELOPMENT
Future Collars has been an Amazon partner in Poland for three years. Over 500 people have applied for training as part of the partnership. Since 2014, the company has been running the "Invest in Your Development" program. Within this initiative, Amazon covers 95% of the fees for selected courses or studies, regardless of whether they are related to the employee's current position. In total, funding of up to 26,000 PLN can be obtained over 4 years.
As part of the collaboration with Future Collars, employees have the opportunity to take online courses in Software Development, Software Testing, Web Development, Data Analysis, and UI/UX Design. Bootcamps are conducted live. In addition to theoretical knowledge, participants gain practical skills that will help them advance in their future careers. Future Collars provides experienced mentors/instructors not only during classes but also through chat and consultation sessions. The platform contains materials for classes and lesson recordings. Furthermore, the platform allows participants to track their progress. After completing the course, participants receive assistance in finding a job and support in recruitment.
As part of the collaboration in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ireland, Future Collars will provide bootcamps for both beginners and those who have already started their journey in the IT industry. Training will also be open to individuals who have previous experience with technology or demonstrate an aptitude for working in the IT sector.
The program includes informational and advisory support, particularly:
- Specialized aptitude test, IT Talent Profile
- Advice on choosing the right bootcamp
- Support in navigating the job market
- Access to a specialized English course by Eklektika
"We aim to strengthen the positions of our employees by providing them with access to the education and training they need to advance their careers, whether they do so at Amazon or elsewhere. To achieve this, we have created a network of external educators and employers committed to providing excellent education, job mediation resources, and continuous improvement of the experience," said Tammy Thieman, Global Director of Amazon Career Choice. "So far, over 150,000 Amazon employees worldwide have participated in the Career Choice program. We see how much it can change their lives."
RESKILLING IS THE RIGHT PATH
In today's competitive reality, companies invest in reskilling programs to recruit and retain top talent. Improving employees' qualifications and enabling them to work in new, future-oriented positions is a strategic response to challenges related to access to IT specialists.
"Amazon was one of the first companies to recognize the value of reskilling and upskilling. They understand that it is an extremely effective tool that helps organizations and employees reach their full potential. They don't wait for regulations, which are, of course, lacking; they develop their own solutions. They are ahead of the curve," says Beata Jarosz, CEO of Future Collars.
Future Collars' mission is to provide high-quality education to all individuals who want to improve their skills and advance their careers.
"We are proud to have played a significant role in reskilling Amazon employees in Poland as part of the Career Choice program and are delighted that we can extend the same opportunity to employees in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ireland," says Adrian Siemieniak, Business Development Manager at Future Collars.
For more information about Future Collars and the collaboration with Amazon, visit https://futurecollars.com/.