MindLeaders has partnered with Connecting Rural Ohio to offer e-Learning courses in rural Ohio areas. These two organizations will use e-Learning as a tool to teach rural Ohioans. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
MindLeaders, an e-Learning and Organisational development corporation has collaborated with the Connecting Rural Ohio (CRO), a grant-funded program lead by The Ohio State University Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Ohio Supercomputer Center to bring high tech skills and business training to remote areas of Ohio. Initially, the courses would be available for residents of Vinton, Ohio, located in Gallia County. Residents can also access to the Ohio Learning Network's “E 4 ME” course, a free course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of online and distance learning. The CRO project will link instruction and learning, teachers and students, schools, homes and business through broadband Internet connectivity. MindLeaders' e-Learning course library includes technical desktop, web design, professional development, certification and career development courses, which would be delivered online. Additionally, it will also allow user in remote areas to stay current on business skills, learn new software programs and prepare for job interviews, without commuting to a college, university or training seminar. MindLeaders e-Learning courses cover topics that could help program participants get better jobs.