Amazon offering Tuition Assistance?

Very interesting Amazon is offering tuition assistance for their full time associates of 3 years or more.

From Amazon,
"Amazon Career Choice Program FAQs
What is the Amazon Career Choice Program?
The Amazon Career Choice Program is an innovative program designed to expand the choices available to our associates in their future career, whether that's at Amazon or in another industry. Many Associates will choose to build a career at Amazon. For others, a job at Amazon may be the first step in a career path in another industry. The Amazon Career Choice Program provides associates with a resource for building the job skills needed for today's most in-demand and well-paying careers, such as aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technology, medical laboratory science, dental hygiene, and nursing, to name a few.

Who is eligible for this program?
All Amazon full-time hourly associates in the U.S. who have been employed for three consecutive years are eligible to participate in this program.

What makes this program unique compared to other tuition assistance programs at other employers?
Unlike traditional tuition reimbursement programs, we exclusively fund education only in areas that are well-paying and in high demand according to sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we fund those areas regardless of whether those skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. In addition, the Amazon Career Choice Program will pay tuition and fees in advance rather than reimbursement after the completion of the course.

What fields of study are qualified for the program?
The Amazon Career Choice Program will pre-pay 95% of tuition and associated fees at accredited schools for courses that lead to technical and vocational certifications or associate's degrees in eligible in-demand fields, such as Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical and Electrical Trades, Healthcare, Construction, Transportation, and Accounting. Specific examples include aircraft mechanics, computer-aided design, machine tool technology, medical laboratory science, dental hygiene, and nursing. This program focuses on technical and vocation training programs and does not apply to Bachelors or Master's degree coursework.

What are the maximum benefits under the program?
Amazon will pay up to 95% of the tuition, textbook and associated fees up to a maximum of $2,000 per year for four years.

Is online course work eligible for Amazon's program?
Yes, if the course is from an accredited school and in an approved field of study."


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