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Fall 2020 Off to Great Start

Workforce Training Continues; TEAMS & Community Education Classes On Hold

The fall 2020 semester is off to a great start for Grayson College students enrolled in the Center for Workplace Learning (CWL) workforce training programs! More than forty students began their educational journey at Grayson College this week in one of four workforce training programs: Certified Nurse Aide, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Patient Care Technician, and Programmable Logic Controller Technician.

Instructors and CWL adminstration modified course formats beginning in spring and are continuing to deliver course content in a hybrid model in response to the on-going concerns over the Coronavirus. “Students and instructors have demonstrated great adaptability and flexibility in the face of changes made necessary by the Coronavirus. Kudos to everyone for approaching this time with patience and understanding for each other and the situation,” lauded Marlene Phillips, Director of Advising and Outreach for the Center for Workplace Learning. Course changes were minimal including spliting classes into smaller groups for skills practice and transferring more didactic teaching to Canvas, Grayson College’s web-based learning management system.

The CWL administration made the difficult decision to hold off on scheduling activities for the Texoma’s Mature and Educationally Active Seniors (TEAMS) group during the fall semester. Community education classes are also on hiatus for the time being due to concerns over Coronavirus. “We can’t wait to get back to normal with our TEAMS group and community education classes. It’s hard on everyone to forego the very tangible ways in which we enact our passion for lifelong learning,” Kate Corder, Director of Continuing Education explained wistfully.

The current decision to hold on TEAMS and community education classes is reviewed on a regular basis. Updates can be found online at grayson.edu/cwl. More information about Grayson College’s response the COVID-19 situation can be found online here.

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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Grayson College’s Center for Workplace Learning $287,000 from its Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Initiative program. TWC announced the program’s creation on April 24, 2020 with a pledge to award up to $10 million statewide to meet the training needs in essential industries including healthcare.  Grayson College will use this funding to provide […]

Fall 2020 Off to Great Start

27/08/20

Workforce Training Continues; TEAMS & Community Education Classes On Hold The fall 2020 semester is off to a great start for Grayson College students enrolled in the Center for Workplace Learning (CWL) workforce training programs! More than forty students began their educational journey at Grayson College this week in one of four workforce training programs: Certified Nurse Aide, Industrial Maintenance […]