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Free online workforce courses offered


Co-Lin's Workforce Education program, through a partnership with ed2go, is offering 10 free workplace skills online courses until June 30 that cover topics including customer service, management, internet marketing, communications, and job searching. The public is invited to take advantage of these ed2go courses that can be completed on student schedules from anywhere with internet access.

The Co-Lin Workforce Education’s partnership with ed2go, a Cengage company which is the industry leader in online learning, has greatly expanded the college’s educational offerings to diverse learners. Ed2go develops innovative, relevant courses that align with job market demands. Its catalog features a range of courses from career and certification training to personal and professional development, with a focus on teaching transferable skills. The non-college credit courses covering hundreds of topics may be utilized to develop new or upgrade existing skills. Additionally, other courses are available for teacher continuing education credits. They all utilize an intuitive, fully online model designed to meet the needs of adult learners.

“This partnership is a natural fit,” Workforce Center Director Stephenie Sullivan says. “We understand the value of career training in today’s ever-changing job market and are providing a flexible option to do so. Ed2go has a proven background that helps us best meet the learning needs in our district.”

The Co-Lin training classes valued between $95 and $115 contain 24 hours of material. Those interested may view the comprehensive list and register at www.colin.edu/freeworkplaceskills.

“We believe that having the right skills and knowing how to utilize them is vital for both job seekers and those who are employed," says Sullivan. "These classes include a mix of skills for today’s changing job market."

Ed2go believes that anyone, anywhere can learn. Started in 1997, it provides high quality education the fastest way possible — online. By partnering with academic institutions such as Co-Lin, it reaches life-longer learners in all 50 states and in more than 16 countries. Visit www.ed2go.com/colin for more info. Co-Lin's Workforce Education program offers affordable, short-term, non-credit, workforce training classes that provide new or enhanced skills needed to enter a new field or re-enter with upgraded skills. For more information, contact Celeste Williamson at celeste.williamson@colin.edu or visit www.colin.edu/freeworkplaceskills.

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