Front Range Community College is now an approved education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program.
FRCC has been approved as a new education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program—providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to the college’s more than 200 degree and certificate options.
Amazon Career Choice provides pre-paid tuition at Front Range Community College for Amazon employees. In addition to funding certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees, it also funds high school completion, GEDs and ESL proficiency certifications. Amazon’s education benefit empowers its employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.
“We are incredibly proud to be selected as an educational partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program,” said FRCC President Colleen Simpson, EdD. “Our teachers can’t wait to help Amazon employees continue their education and learn the skills they need for career advancement.”
“FRCC’s flexible online and hybrid classes are great options for working adults,” she added. “And with an Amazon distribution center in nearby Thornton, our Westminster Campus will be a close, convenient option for employees who want to take classes in person.”
Spring classes start January 17
FRCC was selected through Amazon’s rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators as part of its Career Choice program because FRCC shares Amazon’s focus of helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job placements and overall offering education that leads to career success.
“Having Front Range Community College on board as an education partner for Career Choice adds 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.”
FRCC prides itself on providing wraparound services that help students find their individual path to reach their educational and career goals. “We offer the subjects that people want to study,” Simpson said. “But FRCC is also an inclusive and welcoming environment where you can get the support you need.”
The college offers individual supports like:
- academic advising
- help with writing and math
- child care assistance
- career counseling
- disability support
- guidance on transferring to a four-year university
- assistance navigating veterans’ benefits
- and much more…
About Amazon’s Career Choice
Amazon’s Career Choice program meets individual learners where they are on their education journey through a variety of 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.
Employees have access to annual funds for education as long as they remain at the company, with no limit to the number of years they can benefit. 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.
“We’re committed to empowering our employees by providing them access to the education and training they need to grow their careers,” explained Thieman. “We have intentionally created 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 90,000 Amazon employees around the world have already participated in Career Choice and we’ve seen first-hand how it can transform their lives.”
For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/career-choice
About Front Range Community College
Front Range Community College offers 200 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County and Westminster—as well as online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.