May 1 – Adult Education Weekly Update

May 1, 2020
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May 1, 2020

To the Adult Students of the Lancaster County CTC,

The LCCTC has been developing plans regarding many issues related to the end of the school year.  We still await some input from the state that will affect dates and timeframes.  We appreciate your patience regarding these plans.

Please remember that the most current information will be posted on the LCCTC website at www.lancasterctc.edu/news.

Adult Education Program Updates/Reminders for May 1

Certificates and Awards

We recognize that everyone is anxious for details on what can be done for the Certificates and Awards ceremony.  Our students deserve to be honored for their hard work and perseverance in challenging circumstances.  However, we must act with the safety of our students, our staff, and our community in mind.

The social distancing requirements that are in place and with no word yet from the state on when and how large gatherings will be permitted, it is difficult to imagine that Certificates and Awards can be offered as it has been in the past.  The LCCTC administration has developed a plan for virtual alternatives, but we still hold out hope and are awaiting input from the Department of Education and the governor.

Student Item Pickup

The LCCTC has worked up a plan to get students back to campuses to collect belongings that were left behind and return borrowed electronics and other items in a way that is consistent with the social distancing guidelines that are currently in place.  We are awaiting approval from the Joint Operating Committee and will share that information as soon as we can.

Foundation Scholarships

Reminder – The deadline for LCCT Foundation Scholarships is May 15.  Information and links for the LCCT Foundation Scholarships and Workforce Grants for High School and Adult Students can be found at the web page link below. If you are an LCCTC student and are interested in applying, go to the link below to view all of the available grants and scholarships. Apply now!

https://lancasterctc.edu/blog/lcctf-scholarship-and-workforce-grant-applications-are-open/

Mental Health Resources

We are seeing a rise in inquiries from students and families regarding stress, anxiety, and depression related to the pandemic and the social changes that society is experiencing because of it.  The CTC has links to helpful mental health and wellbeing resources on our Covid-19 Resource webpage and on the counselors’ page on Canvas.  If you feel that you need help, please reach out to your campus counselors or check out the online resources.  Don’t think that you’re alone!  Help is here if you need it.

Adult Education Program Updates for May 1

  • May 1 was the last day of the spring term for the LCCTC Associate Degree students. Thank you to the faculty and students for all of the hard work you managed under unprecedented circumstances!  Congratulations for making it to the end of term!  Enjoy your break!
  • Our next online Financial Planning Session is scheduled for May 13 from 10:00am to Noon. Apply early so you can be financially prepared to begin your program! https://lcctc.axstudent.com/crs/27
  • Practical Nursing completed their second successful virtual orientation with 30 students in the latest cohort! The start date of their classes is May 4.

If students have specific questions, they should contact their instructor first.

Thank you and be safe.

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