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Rockford University Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

07/06/2022 3:09 pm

Rockford University will provide Amazon hourly employees access to undergraduate
and online degree completion programs

 Amazon’s Career Choice program provides full tuition to learn new skills for
career success at Amazon or elsewhere


Rockford, Ill. (July 6, 2022) — Today, Rockford University, the region’s leading four-year educational institution, announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to all its undergraduate and degree completion programs.

“We are pleased that Amazon has chosen Rockford University as an education partner for their Career Choice Program,” said Dr. Eric Fulcomer, Rockford University President. “We are committed to ensuring that the high-quality education students receive at Rockford University is available to any Amazon employee who wishes to take part in the program.”

The university offers more than 80 majors, minors, and concentrations for undergraduate studies, including the online bachelor’s degree completion program offering a B.S. in management studies, accounting studies, and human services. Rockford University is offering a 15 percent tuition discount for the online degree completion program and part-time traditional undergrad students who enroll as Amazon Career Choice eligible employees. To apply or learn more about Rockford University, visit or call 815.226.4050.

Amazon’s Career Choice program is an education 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 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 Rockford 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.”

For more information on Amazon’s Career Choice, visit:

For more information on Rockford University, visit: or call 815.226.4050.



Rockford University is a private four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The university offers more than 80 majors, minors, and concentrations, including the bachelor’s degree completion program offering a B.S. in management studies, accounting studies, and human services. Through its graduate programs, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Education in Urban Education, (M.Ed.). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and as a U.S. News & World Report Best Midwest Regional University, Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,250 full-and part-time students.