CWI Partners with Amazon for Career Choice Program

Individual standing a classroom with Amazon logo on the wall
March 10, 2022

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is excited to announce it has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program to deliver accessible and high-quality educational opportunities to Amazon’s hourly employees.

CWI is a leader in delivering education to adult learners with nearly 100 programs to choose from ranging from GED courses, to healthcare, cybersecurity, business, and many Career and Technical programs.

“This is a fantastic partnership, CWI is less than a mile from the Amazon Fulfillment center in Nampa, so it’s easy for Amazon employees to access programs in-person or online,” said CWI President Gordon Jones. “Additionally, we can support students on campus and remotely through services such as tutoring to help students navigate their classes. We pride ourselves on accessibility to empower students wherever they are on their educational journey.”

Amazon will pre-pay 100% of tuition for employees, and funds can be used for tuition, books, and fees. The benefit is eligible to full- and part-time employees after only three months of continuous employment.

“We’re looking forward to CWI 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 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.”

Amazon’s Career Choice program has a rigorous selection process for third-party partner educators, choosing partners focused on helping employees through their education programs, assisting them with job placements, and overall offering education that leads to career success.

Visit cwi.edu/amazon for more information on CWI and Amazon Career Choice.