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UNCG and Amazon announced a new partnership to offer full college tuition to their more than 750,000 hourly employees in the United States.
UNCG is the largest state university with over 175 majors and concentrations at the undergraduate level with 13 programs fully online which are available to Amazon Career Choice students.
Amazon's Career Choice program is an education benefit that launched in 2012. The program empowers Amazon employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. Amazon associates are eligible for the Career Choice program after 90 days of employment.
“The ease of access and academic excellence we offer is essential to train the future workforce. Like Amazon, we understand that timely delivery is critical – with this exciting partnership, we are transforming the way we provide coursework to meet students where they are and opening opportunities to them," UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., said.
UNCG is the first institution in the Piedmont Triad region to partner with Amazon on the Career Choice program. Tuition, books, and fees will be fully paid by Amazon.