From Community Colleges to Corporate Colleges

In Arizona, Maricopa Community College District is shifting it’s investment in community colleges to cooperate colleges. Maricopa Corporate College has partnered with the Marriott International to become a cooperate college. Corporate colleges train students based on the needs of companies. Programs are usually non-credit and can be online or in person.

Since companies, like the Marriott, are typically picking up the tab, the training centers can be lucrative.

“We have sold to Marriott,” said Eugene Giovannini, president of the Maricopa Corporate College. Giovannini expects the partnership to bring in revenue in the ballpark of 4.5 million—triple the corporate training revenue they earned in a recent year.

“This is very much a business decision,” said Giovannini.

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Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable,, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.