Bryan College Partners with Pearson to Launch Online Workforce Education Program

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Coursework Aimed at Providing Students with Skills Training


Bryan College has partnered with Pearson to launch the college’s online workforce education program, the company announced today.

The program, set to launch in May 2012, includes more than 20 courses that provide training in skills needed to succeed in many business, healthcare, information technology and project management careers. The instructor-led courses will be available in both a campus-based and online learning format. Course titles include Effective Business Writing Skills, Project Management Essentials, Medical Office Specialist and Java Programming Certification. In addition, Bryan College will be offering an online MBA program.

“Bryan College is pleased to partner with Pearson to expand our program offerings to include workforce training for high-demand jobs,” said Brian Stewart, President and CEO of Bryan College. “The quality of Pearson’s content is superior to others we considered, so we anticipate that the program will be well-received by both individuals looking to enhance their skills and employers in need of highly skilled workers.”

“Pearson Workforce Education courses are designed to meet the market’s need for skill-specific programs that prepare students for successful careers,” said Don Kilburn, Vice Chairman of Pearson Higher Education and CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions. “We look forward to partnering with Bryan College and other institutions that are taking an active role in supporting their communities with effective workforce programs.”

Pearson Workforce Education offers customizable, modular online courses that enable workforce education program managers to offer courses that match the specific employment needs of their local area. This puts program managers in control of course offerings and helps them keep pace with the needs of local employment conditions and opportunities.

For more information on Pearson Workforce Education, visit

About Bryan College
Founded in 1982, Bryan College is a career college that offers both campus-based and online diploma and associate degree programs. It has campuses in Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas. For more information about the college’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed programs and other important consumer information, please visit:

About Pearson
Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). The company provides innovative print and digital education materials, including personalized learning programs such as MyLab/Mastering; education services including custom publishing; and content-independent platforms including the EQUELLA digital repository and Pearson LearningStudio for online learning programs.

Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey (at) pearson (dot) com or (800) 745-8489

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