San Bernardino Valley College has officially partnered with Amazon to expand educational opportunities for the company’s employees.

This partnership, called Amazon’s Career Choice program, will allow eligible Amazon employees to expand or improve their technical skills or pursue associate’s degrees and certificates through San Bernardino Valley College’s on-campus or online programs, while receiving pre-paid tuition benefits to cover the cost of tuition, books and fees. SBVC has joined hundreds of institutions around the world in offering its many degree and certificate programs directly to Amazon employees, many of whom are residents of the San Bernardino Community College District.

“This is a valuable opportunity for Amazon employees to pursue or continue their educational goals,” said SBVC interim president Dr. Scott W. Thayer. “SBVC is the best starting point in our community for any student who wants to learn a new skill or earn college credit. We are proud to collaborate with Amazon to make the life-changing career programs we offer more accessible to everyone in our community.”

“Amazon is a proud supporter of the SBVC Foundation, especially through this new partnership,” said David Ambroz, Amazon’s Head of External Affairs & Community Engagement. “Career Choice ensures that our employees can get financial support to advance their skills and careers, lifting up both Amazon’s employees and the SBVC community. We know that access to a quality education is key for success in today’s world, and we’re happy to do our part in ensuring that our employees in San Bernardino can continue to make a difference and receive a college education.”

San Bernardino Valley College is committed to providing a high-quality education to learners in the community, preparing students to transfer to four-year universities or enter the workforce. For over 96 years, SBVC has offered degrees and certificates in the liberal arts, science and technology, business, and the humanities. Students can choose from a variety of degrees and certificates that cover many popular, in-demand professions, including pharmacy technology, culinary arts and aeronautics.