Otero College Partners with Leading Online Training Provider to Expand Workforce Training

The following is a news release from Otero College

(La Junta, CO) -- Otero College today announced a new strategic partnership with ed2go, a leading provider of adult online education and part of Cengage Group, to expand online training opportunities across in-demand industries. Otero College will offer a number of affordable online courses through the agreement.

“This partnership is a timely and a natural fit with our new strategic plan – Transformation 2027,” said Timothy Alvarez, president at Otero College. “We understand the value of career training in today’s ever-changing job market and the need to provide flexible options for today’s learners to quickly and effectively upskill or reskill to expand their employment opportunities. ed2go has a proven track record and business model that will help us to provide a viable educational option that best meet the diverse needs of our student’s learning styles.”

ed2go partners with several academic institutions to provide innovative, relevant courses that align with job market demand and cover a variety of industries such as IT and Computer Science, Languages, Business, and Health and Fitness Programs ranging from career and certification training to personal and professional development courses focusing on teaching transferable and in-demand skills. The fully online model allows students to learn anytime, anywhere. Students have the option for self-paced and instructor-led courses and have opportunities for collaboration with instructors and other learners.

“Through this partnership with Otero College, we’re excited to offer local residents the opportunity to access quality, flexible online education to improve their career prospects and their lives,” said Cory Eyler, Vice President and General Manager, ed2go.

With the help of ed2go, students can advance their career prospects with a certification from Otero College. Students will not have to apply for admission at Otero but will go directly through ed2go. Once they have finished their online education, they will receive a certificate from Otero College acknowledging that they have completed their program of choice. These courses provided by ed2go are considered non-credit and are not a part of Otero's academic program curriculum. Payment is due at the time of registration. These courses are not eligible for financial aid. A list of courses offered can be found at https://www.otero.edu/academics/community-workforce-ed/default.aspx.

About ed2go

ed2go believes that anyone, anywhere can learn. Started in 1997, they provide high quality education the fastest way possible — online. By partnering with academic institutions, corporations, and workforce agencies, they reach life-long learners in all 50 states and in more than 16 countries. www.ed2go.com.

For questions, please contact Lisa Gallegos, Academic Support and Grant Project Coordinator, at (719) 384-6961 or lisa.gallegos@otero.edu.



Photo Caption: A new partnership with ed2go highlights Otero College’s commitment to providing affordable online education that enables students to gain in-demand employability skills. Otero will offer a number of affordable online courses through the agreement.




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