May 29, 2020
To the Intergenerational and Adult Education of the Lancaster County CTC,
As each week passes, we see more and more information from national, state, and local sources with instructions and guidelines on how to reopen for business in a safe and socially distant manner. The LCCTC has been working for months on plans to reopen, reevaluating and reorganizing as new information emerges. As we develop our plans to reopen our Adult Education programs, 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 29
CDL Testing and Instruction to Reopen in June
As long as the counties move to “yellow” under the governor’s shutdown, the LCCTC Commercial Drivers’ License Testing and Instruction programs will resume in June. Under a “yellow” designation for Lancaster County, CDL testing at the LCCTC will start on June 8 and CDL instruction will begin June 15. We are working out details about how to operate while maintaining safety guidelines. The LCCTC will be reaching out next week to reschedule individuals who had CDL classes or testing scheduled during the shutdown or enroll those who have contacted us during the shutdown about future classes.
If the county switches to “yellow” status, the CDL class that had been scheduled for March will restart the week of June 8. Students in that class will be contacted.
Our Non-commercial Drivers’ License Testing Center at the Brownstown campus remains closed but will reopen once allowed by PennDOT.
Summer Term for Associate Degree Programs Begins Next Week
Some of the CTC’s Associate Degree programs begin their summer general education classes virtually on Monday, June 1. These classes will continue to meet virtually until further notice. As the state relaxes restrictions and we move into a new phase of the shutdown, the CTC is working on plans for the future that will allow limited in-person instruction for Adult Education programs. Details on this roll out will be finalized in the coming weeks.
Have a great summer term!
Certificates and Awards Recognitions and Recordings
Congratulations to all of our intergenerational students, high school seniors, and award recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. The campus principals, program instructors, JOC members, and LCCT Foundation members collaborated to provide our students with virtual Certificates and Awards presentations. These sessions recognized and honored our students’ hard work and accomplishments during an extremely unorthodox school year.
Families were invited to attend their student’s virtual session and each session was recorded for those who could not attend the live webcast. Links to each session have been compiled and published on a post on the LCCTC’s website.
REMINDER – Student Item Pickup/Drop Off Dates NEXT WEEK
Intergenerational students are expected to visit their campus at the time listed in the schedule below to pick up personal items left behind at school and/or drop off any tools, electronic equipment, or any other materials. This timeframe is fluid and may change due to emerging issues or further instruction from the state. The plan, at the time of publishing, is as follows:
June 2 – 4, 2020 – Student Item Pickup and Drop-off Days
Pickup and drop-off hours on each day will be 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Noon to 3:00 PM
June 2, 2020 – Early Childcare Education, Culinary Arts, Intro to Manufacturing, Intro to Transportation, Electro Mechanical, Protective Services Academy (out of Training Center)
June 3, 2020 – Commercial Construction, Event Planning, Welding, Precision Machining, Intro to Culinary
June 4, 2020 – Metal Fabrication, Intro to Construction, Advance Health Careers, Intro to Health, Baking & Pastry, Residential Carpentry
June 2, 2020 – Commercial Art, Digital Design/Print Media, Cabinet Making, Introduction to Health, Plumbing, Computer Systems
June 3, 2020 – HVAC, Painting and Flooring, Intro to Visual Comm., Intro to Transportation, Electrical, Intro to Culinary Arts
June 4, 2020 – Arch/CAD, Intro to Manufacturing, Photography, Web Design/Interactive Media, Intro to Construction, Heavy Equipment Operation, Materials Handling Logistics
June 2, 2020 – (Location – Door at the end of the front hallway that opens to the parking lot adjacent to the Lions Club.) Intro to Culinary, Medical Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Advanced Health, Intro to Health, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant
June 3, 2020 – (Location – Bus dock entrance at top of the hallway where VA program is located.) Animal Production Science Technology, Veterinary Assistant, Intro to Visual Comm., Intro to Construction, Intro to Manufacturing, Sports Medicine Rehab Technician
June 4, 2020 – (Location – Bus dock entrance at the top of the hallway where the Auto Tech and Collision repair programs are located.) Metal Fabrication, Intro to Construction, Advance Health Careers, Intro to Health, Baking & Pastry, Residential Carpentry
Student Personal Belongings Pickup Instructions and Details
- No more than 8 students will be allowed into one program at a time.
- Students must pick up the items themselves. Substitutes are not allowed.
- If a student was issued school technology from the LCCTC such as laptop or Chromebook and their chargers, they will need to return these to the staff at the door prior to gaining entrance to the building. Students will not be allowed in the building if technology has not been returned.
- Students need to return all school-owned books and tools at this time.
- Students are responsible for all tools and materials supplied to them by the LCCTC. Students who do not return school issued tools and books will receive a bill for replacement cost of these items.
- Upon exit of the building students will need to turn in the Obligation/Materials Received Form to LCCTC staff at the exit. Each student must turn in the form or they will be asked to return to their instructor for the form. Office staff will be available to collect for these items at this time. Payment will need to be in the form of cash or check.
- All students will need to wear a mask and gloves while in the building.
- Items not picked up on that day will be bagged and labeled. Leftover items can be picked up by appointment when administration is available and interaction is allowed by the Department of Education and the governor.
Reminder – CARES Act Grant Funds Available to Post-Secondary Students in Certain Programs
Checks from the CARES Act Grant will be mailed to approved students during the next several days. These grant checks are free money to eligible Adult Education students who have experienced financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Details about the grant and a list of the eligible programs is below. If you are an Adult Education student in one of the listed classes, you may be eligible to receive these funds BUT YOU MUST APPLY.
Post-Secondary Students Awarded: 147 Total Award Dollars Allocated: $164,650
Average Award per Student: $1,120.07 Money Left to Award: $89,400
Students who receive grant funds can use them for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. This grant is time-sensitive, so be sure to apply soon.
UPDATE – October 5, 2020 – The LCCTC has reached our limit regarding this grant and it will no longer be awarded.
Upcoming Financial Planning Sessions
Are you concerned about how you are going to be able to afford the cost of your education? Do you have questions about how student accounts and billing processes work? Do you need more information about financial aid and what you are eligible to apply for? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then we urge you to attend one of our online Financial Planning Sessions to get the information you need. Join us at our next online financial planning session to learn the answers to these questions and more!
Summer Online Resources
Entering summer does not mean that we are leaving the pandemic behind. The LCCTC, IU13, and other agencies have information and access to resources about mental health and wellbeing, food access, internet access, and more. Visit the LCCTC’s Covid-19 Resource webpage for any of this helpful information. 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.
If you have any questions about your program at the LCCTC, please ask your instructor.
Thank you and be safe.