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IGA Associates can earn free college credit for their ICCI online training


The IGA Coca-Cola Institute (ICCI) in a partnership with the University of the Cumberlands (UC) are providing educational opportunities to food retail associates worldwide. 

IGA Associates can validate our online training courses for college credit towards an Associate of Science Degree in Business - Retailing from UC. This degree is completely online and students have the option to upskill to advanced degrees, such as a bachelor’s, master’s or Ph.D.

ICCI online courses make up 25% of the Associate of Science Degree in Business - Retailing which means that 25% of the degree is FREE to Associates using ICCI’s training.

When can I start? Begin your admission process anytime. Once accepted, you can start the next session (8 week cycle).

Paulo Dr. Paulo Goelzer, 
President and CEO of the 
IGA Coca-Cola Institute/Retail Learning
“By partnering with University of the Cumberlands, we are able to offer retail associates the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the workplace.
Retailers will find great fulfillment in helping their associates
create a path to lifelong success. At the same time, both associates and retailers will benefit from the increased on-the-job performance resulting from an advanced retail education."
  Larry Cockrum Dr. Larry Cockrum, 
President of University of the Cumberlands
“We’re excited to begin our partnership with the IGA Coca-Cola Institute. We believe education is the key to a life more abundant, and should be accessible to anyone who wishes to pursue it. 
For some, a college degree may not have been attainable or affordable. Through this unique partnership, retail employees will be able to pursue a quality education while continuing to work and support their families.”

About University of the Cumberlands

The University of the Cumberlands (UC) is the largest and fastest growing non-profit, private university in the state of Kentucky. Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, UC is an institution of regional distinction that currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; ten pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certificates in education; and online programs. For more information, please visit