Hello CVCC Community,
My first concern is for
the wellness and safety of you and your family!
Secondly, I know we
all have concerns on how the closure of CVCC will affect the learning of our
students. Know that our Emergency
Operations Team will be meeting regularly throughout the closure to review
information and continue to create plans that will ensure each student has the
opportunity to realize the competitive advantage their program offers.
Our professional instructors
are industry trained so they know both the educational and occupational issues
within their career field. Our hearts
ache, as we envision the impact this outbreak will have on our local businesses
and industry partners as well as our students, their families and our
As a collaborative team, we are preparing four-weeks of electronic instruction. These lessons, for specifically assigned students, range from Heating & Air Conditioning performing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) online certification to our Machining Technology students enrolling in Tooling U, the leading provider of manufacturing training solutions. After the four-weeks of lessons, instructors will decide if additional online assignments would benefit their students. We know online activities do not substitute for our students actively engaged in our labs with hands-on equipment.
returns to normal, CVCC is committed to providing senior students the lab time
to earn their certificates or licenses, at no additional cost to our
families. Options include extending lab
times into the summer months, providing full scholarships to enroll in our
Adult Education courses, or partnering with one of our local Community Colleges
to provide instruction.
We are preparing for
the most extreme scenarios while at the same time hoping this outbreak passes
quickly. Whatever the outcome, CVCC is
committed to doing what is right for our students.
If you have
questions or comments please visit the home page of our website,
www.cvccworks.edu, and click on the COVID-19 Link at the top.
I wish you well!