MATC moves to all virtual services after Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 health concerns

Posted at 9:50 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 10:53:39-05

Milwaukee Area Technical College announced that it will move to deliver all student services virtually beginning Monday, Nov. 30.

The college will also seek to wrap-up all in-person instruction by Thanksgiving.

“The health and safety of our students and employees and preserving our mission to provide the best education possible are of paramount importance,” said Dr. Vicki J. Martin, MATC president.

This comes in response to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19 cases in Milwaukee.

The college reported that about 70 percent of courses are already online. The shift will last through the end of the semester, which ends Dec. 18.

For classes that must meet a number of in-person contact hours, MATC will allow limited access to labs and on-site classrooms.

Student services, including financial aid help, will be offered virtually beginning Monday, Nov. 30.

“We are striving to achieve these outcomes and feel confident that we have found the right balance of having as few people on campus as possible to avoid spread while providing the tools necessary to continue training students for careers with family-sustaining wages and meeting the needs of area employers," said Martin.

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