Amazon strikes deal with UALR, Pulaski Tech

There’s plenty of deals to be gotten with Amazon Prime, but a free college education isn’t among them.

At least not yet.

That’s not true for employees of the sprawling company, soon to have multiple facilities in central Arkansas, as it was recently announced that the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and UA–Pulaski Tech were selected as partners for Amazon’s Career Choice program, which provides the company’s hourly employees here with access to more than 180 accredited degree programs. 

“Through the generosity of Amazon and the quality higher education and training available at UA – Pulaski Tech, access to the education necessary for future success has never been greater,” said the school’s Chancellor, Margaret Ellibee, in a release. “Having a company pay for an employees’ college education at the same time the employee has a great job removes some of the most significant barriers to attainment.”

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