Amazon Offers Employees Free Tuition at PPSC

Pikes Peak State College has partnered with Amazon to help frontline employees grow their skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere. 

Amazon's Career Choice program will provide full-tuition to employees seeking a degree or certificate from PPCC. 

"Investing in its employees is a wise strategy to recruit and retain employees. Amazon’s commitment to debt-free education for its employees provides an economic boost to the Pikes Peak region and expands access to PPSC’s career training and transfer programs for thousands," said Chelsy Harris, associate vice president for strategic partnerships.

Amazon provides its employees 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. 

Amazon is investing $1.2 billion in the U.S. alone to upskill more than 300,000 Amazon employees by 2025 to help move them into higher-paying, in-demand jobs.

PPSC's low tuition cost, flexible class options, and nearly 200 degrees and certificates, will allow Amazon employees to get the most out of their benefit.

Their Amazon Career Choice benefit will pay first, meaning any additional financial aid Amazon employees receive over the cost of their bill could mean money in their pocket for supplies, living expenses and more.

This partnership supports both their employees’ individual educational growth and the overall economic engine of the Pikes Peak region. 

Amazon employees can now enroll at PPSC for the summer semester. 

Learn more at: ppcc.edu/amazon

ABOUT PPSC
 
Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPSC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields and three bachelors’ degrees. With three campuses, various off-campus locations, two military education centers, and hundreds of online classes, PPSC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to more than 17,000 students annually with both credit and non-credit classes.

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Media Contact:
Karen Kovaly
PPSC Communication Coordinator
karen.kovaly@pikespeak.edu
719-235-2987

Karen Riley Sawyer
Amazon Career Choice 
Upskilling External Relations
541-221-1472
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