Coachella Valley residents homebound under COVID-19 restrictions can connect with others while taking advantage of a number of personal enrichment training courses through the College’s Partnership and Community Education program.

“We offer a wide range of highly interactive training courses that can be taken entirely over the internet,” said Veronica Izurieta, PaCE program manager. “All are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.”

Open to the general public, training sessions are designed in six-week blocks and can be completed in either a self-paced or instructor-led online classroom environment. Prices vary, with the average cost being just $115.

Some of the more popular trainings include:

  • Photography
  • Computers
  • Writing/Publishing
  • Nutrition/Healthy Living
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy & Sound Healing
  • Stress Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Blogging & Podcasting
  • Drawing
  • Genealogy
  • Handling Medical Emergencies
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People

College of the Desert’s Partnership and Community Education (PaCE) provides outstanding professional development, workforce training, and personal enrichment opportunities that contribute to the success and vitality of our partners, clients, and learners.

Located in the Westfield Palm Desert, PaCE is designed to:

  • Partner with the business community to equip employees and incumbent workers with skills to meet the needs of Coachella Valley businesses
  • Collaborate with workforce development partners to prepare the local labor pool for emerging and in-demand industries
  • Engage the expertise of subject matter experts to provide cost-efficient, skills-based training solutions for businesses and individuals
  • Fostering strategic partnerships to share best practices and to leverage funding and other resources
  • Serve as a trusted resource for emerging industries and emerging instructional programs
  • Providing lifelong learning and personal enrichment for Coachella Valley resident


New training sessions are forming daily. For more information or to register online, visit PaCE’s Lifelong Learning & Personal Enrichment page.



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  • Online courses: Image by Tumisu from Pixabay