Missouri State University has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice Program. The agreement provides Amazon’s hourly employees with access to all undergraduate and graduate programs at the university.
“We’re excited to be a part of the Amazon Career Choice Program,” said Joye Norris, Missouri State associate provost for access and outreach. “This is a generous program, allowing Amazon employees to further their career skills.
“Amazon employees can use their tuition assistance to take any undergraduate or graduate classes we offer. Many of our academic programs are available online. We think that will be an appealing option.”
Missouri State offers more than 100 bachelor’s degrees, more than 60 master’s degrees and dozens of certificates. A total of 20 undergraduate programs, 20 graduate programs and many of the certificates are available fully online.
About the Amazon Career Choice Program
Amazon’s Career Choice Program is an education benefit that allows employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.
The program offers a variety of education and upskilling opportunities, including full 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., the company 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 placements, and overall offering education that leads to career success.
“We’re looking forward to Missouri State 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.
“We have intentionally cultivated a partner network of third-party educators and employers committed to providing excellent education, job placement resources and continuous improvements to the experience. Today, over 50,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”