WeWork Partnership Connects Members With Education Opportunities
WeWork has partnered with online learning platform 2U to create education opportunities for members who want to broaden their skills and credentials
WeWork, the coworking giant now worth more than $20 billion, has partnered with edtech company 2U to create a global campus of sorts that will connect professionals seeking to improve their skills and credentials with continuing education courses. 2U creates online programs for universities including Yale, Berkeley and Georgetown.
“We are all students for life,” WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann said in the partnership announcement. He went on to explain how WeWork would offer places for students and classrooms to meet in all of its 285 locations. As part of the deal, 2U will offer WeWork members interested in educational opportunities scholarships worth a total of $5 million.
2U will also use this relationship to market its degree programs and the possibility for shorter certificate courses exclusive to WeWork members. At the same time, 2U announced a new learning center that will adjoin a WeWork location. The specific details for this center have not been confirmed yet, but 2U’s CEO Chip Paucek told Fast Company that it will probably be in London.