Amazon, Tuskegee team up for advanced training programs

New programs funded by Amazon’s $1.2 million gift

The partnership between Amazon and Tuskegee University will create programs in mechatronics, robotics and more. Photo: Tuskegee University.

Amazon is teaming up with Tuskegee Institute to establish advanced training programs in mechatronics, robotics, supply chain management and logistics operations.

The programs will be funded by $1.2 million donated by Amazon. The programs will also include scholarships and provide a pipeline for leadership roles at Amazon, according to Made in Alabama.

“Amazon’s contribution allows us to enhance our academic curriculum to provide our students with a foundation in supply chain and logistics for all majors, and a specialty for engineering majors in robotics and mechatronics,” said Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, provost at Tuskegee. “This creates training opportunities for our students to engage in cutting-edge technology and business practice that Amazon is known for while preparing them for career opportunities with one of the world’s most valuable brands.”

The Amazon Tuskegee partnership will provide training in design, distribution, risk assessment and other topics through classroom and lab instruction. The College of Business and Information Science will lead the supply chain initiative, and the College of Engineering will lead the mechatronics and robotics program.

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