If necessity is the mother of invention then a pandemic may be the father of online education.

     Pickaway-Ross Adult Education is using this time to help people learn from home by partnering with ed2go, an online continuing education provider. The company offers more than 400 programs and courses over a variety of subjects.

     Rhonda Lawless, Business and Career Services coordinator, said working with ed2go is timely.

     “The need for online training and a virtual format during the pandemic prompted us to take a look at it again.”


     While the site (www.pickawayross.com/onlinecoursecenter.aspx) only went live a week ago, Rhonda said she has fielded some calls from potential students.

     Students can choose from short-term, personal-enrichment courses, and professional development offerings in which students can get vouchers for industry credentials.

     I really think the manufacturing courses — Manufacturing Fundamentals and Manufacturing Applications — will benefit local employers looking for job-ready workers.”

     She also said she thinks the computer courses offered will be well received. 

     For more information, contact Rhonda at Rhonda.lawless@pickawayross.com or (740) 642-1365.