Southwest Tennessee Community College Selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program

Southwest Tennessee will provide Amazon hourly employees access to more than 100 areas of study.

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

For more information, contact: Divina Mims, Workplace Communication Manager, Amazon,, (678) 524-0097; Diana Fedinec, Director of Public Relations and Media, Southwest Tennessee Community College,, (901) 333-4247

Amazon CareerMEMPHIS, TENN. — Today, Southwest Tennessee Community College announced they have been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to more than 100 degree and certificate programs preparing students for associate and associate of applied science degrees, technical and institutional certificates, transfer to four-year institutions, and immediate entrance into the job market.

“We are excited to partner with Amazon on their generous mission to remove financial barriers to college credential attainment,” Dr. Tracy D. Hall, President of Southwest Tennessee Community College, said. “The Career Choice program is an investment in Amazon employees and their families, as well as the Mid-South. A college credential means greater earning potential that enables Amazon team members to improve the quality of life for them and their families, while contributing to the growing Mid-South workforce as trained, skilled professionals.”  

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 Southwest Tennessee Community College 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.”

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About Southwest Tennessee Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college with two main campuses in Memphis, Tennessee and five sites in Shelby and Fayette counites. Southwest awards associate degrees and certifications in more than 110 programs of study to raise educational levels, enhance economic development and enrich quality of life for students and the community at large. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit Follow Southwest at, and