The Road to Ownership is a new 16-week accelerated training and development program designed to help drivers and team members of Amazon Delivery Service Partners (DSP) advance their careers and launch their own delivery businesses. At the end of the training program, candidates present their business plan—and all graduates receive a $30,000 grant to cover start-up costs and living expenses while they establish their business.

The program provides a blended learning experience that includes facilitator-led classes, customized online learning modules, and mentor development sessions with current DSP owners. The curriculum focuses on enhancing participants’ understanding of the critical functions of operating a DSP and fostering business acumen needed to lead a thriving company.

In 2018, Amazon launched the DSP program to share Amazon’s operations and logistics knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs. Amazon is committed to providing these talented associates in our DSPs with new opportunities, industry-leading training, tools, and technology to help them propel their careers and achieve long-term success.

“Through this program, we’re providing talented individuals across our DSP network the opportunity to upskill and reskill, enabling them to turn their career aspirations into career advancement. It’s an incredible program for emerging team members to succeed at DSP ownership,” said James Banks, a program mentor and the owner of SafeSmart Shipping, an Amazon DSP.

Source: Amazon