Pioneer Tech Moves to On-Line and Distance Learning
Mike Seals - April 6, 2020 11:52 am
In response to the current situation in our state related to COVID-19 and the most recent CDC guidelines for social distancing, the Pioneer Technology Center campus will remain closed; however, training will continue in online learning environments for the remainder of the current school year.
“We believe this difficult decision is the right one to protect our students, staff and community, which is our greatest concern as a district,” said Traci Thorpe, Superintendent/CEO. One of Pioneer Technology Center’s primary functions is hands-on training, and although this delivery method is currently unavailable, their goal is to provide online instructional environments to the community’s workforce.
Beginning April 6, 2020, learning opportunities and other digital tools will continue to be delivered to full-time students in an online format. This applies to some limited short-term offerings as well. As instructors continue to prepare for this transition, they will communicate with students and share details as soon as they are available.
The Pioneer Tech Business and Industry Services Team is continuously evaluating and developing online learning environments for short-term courses and training. The PTC BIS Team members will make direct contact to individuals and companies where online learning options are available for training, classes or meetings.
In an effort to limit exposure, onsite training and events will be suspended. Only Pioneer Tech required personnel will continue to report to campus through the remainder of the school year. Other Pioneer Tech employees will be working remotely to maintain operations without interruption.
“This is an unprecedented situation, requiring an extraordinary response. The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are Pioneer Technology Center’s top priorities. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, updates will be made on the district website pioneertech.edu – and social media pages,” Thorpe added. PTC has also provided numerous resources, including community updates, frequently asked questions, small business resources to assist our community partners and CDC recommendations.
For questions or concerns please contact Pioneer Technology Center at 580-762-8336, 866-612-4PTC or visit: pioneertech.edu/covid-19 .