Amazon employees can receive free tuition at UVU thanks to new partnership
OREM, Utah — Utah Valley University (UVU) was recently selected as an Amazon Career Choice partner making it possible for Amazon employees to receive free tuition for certificates to bachelor’s degrees, based on an annual maximum benefit.
The program is available to Amazon hourly employees who have been employed for at least 90 days. Employees have access to the annual funds for education as long as they remain at the company, with no limit to the number of years they can benefit.
“Helping students achieve a long-lasting and beneficial career is at the crux of what we do at UVU,” said Wade Oliver, senior director of Adult Learner Support Initiatives at UVU. “Partnering with Amazon’s Career Choice program provides a tremendous tuition benefit for our students they might not otherwise have had access to.”
With more than 200 degree options to match students’ career goals, UVU is committed to preparing all students for success in an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society.
Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational benefit that empowers employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program meets individual learners where they are on their education journey through various education and upskilling opportunities, including pre-paid college tuition, industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs, and foundational skills such as English language proficiency, high school diplomas, and GEDs.
In the U.S., Amazon is investing $1.2 billion to upskill more than 300,000 employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.
Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators, choosing partners that are focused on helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job preparation, and offering education that leads to career success.
“We’re looking forward to Utah Valley University coming on board as an education partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of best-in-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, global program lead of Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether that’s with us or elsewhere.”
For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit: https://www.uvu.edu/success/amazon-career-choice/index.php or https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice