Thursday, December 2, 2021

Amazon Celebrates Launch of its First Logistics Pathways Program in U.S. for High Schoolers in San Bernardino


On Friday, March 22 at 10 a.m., Amazon celebrated its first-ever Amazon Logistics Pathways Program with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cajon High School. The program launched this year at the San Bernardino school just miles from another noteworthy company first: Amazon’s first fulfillment center in California.

Cajon High School students and Amazon associates were all smiles at the formal dedication of the Pathways program.

Networking with Amazon is one way that students get a leg up from the Pathways program. Here is the inaugural class shaking hands and talking with Amazon General Manager Chris Turner.

The ceremony welcomed the school’s inaugural class to their newly dedicated and Amazon-inspired classroom, which was a result of Amazon’s $50,000 donation in late 2017.

“We know that creating clear pathways for future innovators not only benefits us, but also our community and region as a whole,” said Amazon General Manager Chris Turner. “This program will teach our local students the real-world skills that will not only prepare them for future work with Amazon if they so choose, but will translate to any workplace they set their sights on.”

Cajon High School’s Amazon Logistics Pathways teacher Kalista Combs walks Amazon associates through a logistics lesson that was recently taught to students.

Amazon’s donation allowed the school to refurbish and outfit the Pathways classroom with new equipment and develop the program’s curriculum which includes strategic partnerships with Chaffey College, Norco Community College and California State University San Bernardino, all of which offer logistics or supply chain-focused degrees.

“Amazon’s investment and partnership demonstrates that the work these students put in during their high school years matters and can have a lasting impact on their lives by allowing them to explore and experience an in-demand career path,” said Amazon Logistics Pathways Teacher Kalista Combs.

Amazon’s supportive associates congratulate the sophomore students of this breakthrough program with high fives and good advice.

Following the ribbon-cutting, which included representation from local electeds and San Bernardino City Unified School District, attendees toured the classroom to see first-hand what happens in a logistics pathways lab.

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