SIUE partners to provide Amazon employees with access to undergraduate programs


SIUE students engage in an interactive learning opportunity.

“Partnering with the Amazon Career Choice program allows SIUE to expand access to and support high-quality learning and skills building for individuals in the region and beyond as they seek the economic mobility that offers higher education.”

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is proud to partner with Amazon’s career choice program to provide high-quality learning opportunities for aspiring professionals. Amazon’s Career Choice is an educational benefit designed to equip employees with new skills so they can advance in their careers, whether at Amazon or elsewhere.

According to Amazon, the program meets students where they are in their academic journey. Amazon intends to invest $1.2 billion in the United States to improve the skills of more than 300,000 employees by 2025 with the aim of helping employees access higher-paying and in-demand jobs. .

“We are grateful for the opportunity to meet the needs of employers and provide top-notch educational programs for these students,” said Denise Cobb, PhD, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Partnering with the Amazon Career Choice program enables SIUE to expand access to and support high-quality learning and skills building for individuals in the region and beyond as they seek the economic mobility that offers higher education. We look forward to serving new students through this program and ensuring they have excellent educational experiences that will be transformative both personally and professionally.

Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for University Partner Educators, choosing associates who are focused on helping employees through their education programs, helping them find jobs and supporting educational opportunities that lead to career success.

“We are thrilled to partner with Amazon to provide flexible paths of educational advancement for their employees,” said SIUE’s Stephanie Simpson, Assistant Director of Online Student Services. “Through this partnership, we can support students who want an online undergraduate experience or an in-person program, depending on their current role and obligations. Amazon makes it easy to use this benefit, and we’re proud to help advance participating employees.

“We look forward to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joining as a Career Choice Educational Partner, adding to the hundreds of top-notch offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, Global Program Manager. from Amazon’s Career Choice. program. “We are committed to empowering our employees by giving them access to the education and training they need to advance their careers, whether at home or elsewhere. We have intentionally cultivated a network of third-party educator and employer partners committed to providing excellent education, placement resources, and continuous experience improvements. Today, more than 50,000 Amazon employees worldwide have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen firsthand how it can transform lives.

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Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville provides students with a high-quality education that is powerfully life-transforming for all individuals who seek something greater. As the premier metropolitan university, SIUE creates social and economic mobility for individuals while fueling the workforce of tomorrow. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education and reinforced by practical research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation that SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of magnificent clifftop woods overlooking the natural beauty of the rich Mississippi River bottomlands and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of over of 13,000 students.

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