UTEP and Amazon join forces to support border university students

Category: News
Published: 2023-11-07
UTEP and Amazon join forces to support border university students

EL PASO, TX – The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been selected as an educational partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program. Through this partnership, Amazon hourly employees who work in El Paso will be able to pursue their college education at UTEP.

“We are very proud to offer Amazon employees the opportunity to pursue any of our 75 excellent undergraduate degree programs and look forward to supporting their future success,” said Vice President of Enrollment Management Amanda Vasquez, Ph.D.

Amazon’s Career Choice program is an educational benefit that allows employees to learn new skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. The program is tailored to the individual needs of students on their educational journey through a variety of educational and skills enhancement opportunities, including prepaid college tuition and industry certifications designed to lead to in-demand jobs.

“Our University’s commitment to excellent education is attracting attention,” said Vice Chancellor for Advising, Academic Success and Student Support Heather Smith, Ph.D. “Our holistic, integrated advising model is designed to help students balance educational aspirations with external commitments to achieve success. I look forward to our partnership and to meeting the Amazon employees who will be pursuing their studies at UTEP.”

“We are thrilled to have UTEP join as an educational partner for Career Choice, adding to the hundreds of world-class offerings available to our employees,” said Tammy Thieman, Global Program Lead for Amazon’s Career Choice program. “We are committed to empowering our employees by providing them with access to the education and training they need to grow their careers, whether with us or elsewhere. We have intentionally created a partner network made up of external educators and employers committed to providing excellent education, job placement resources and continuous experience enhancements.”

Amazon employees working in El Paso who are interested in pursuing a college degree through Amazon’s Career Choice program can contact the Amazon Career Choice Customer Care Center at 1-888-280-4398 or visit the Amazon Career Choice website.