In mid-March, the world as we know it came to a halt. With news that a new novel coronavirus had spread to the United States, non-essential businesses, government offices and public and private schools and universities were forced to close to stop the spread of the disease that has since infected more than 1.8 million and killed more than 108,000 people nationwide.

Now in June, as businesses start to reopen in the U.S., career college officials throughout the country agree that school reopenings must be deliberate and carefully planned. Career Education Review (CER) talked to school leaders with various programs and facilities scattered throughout the nation to gain their perspectives on the reopening process and to share their suggestions how to keep faculty, staff, students and others safe as schools move to again start on-campus instruction.

Lincoln Educational Services Team Rallies Together to Continue Delivering Education to Students

Interview with Scott Shaw, President and CEO, Lincoln Educational Services
Scott Shaw discusses opening up Lincoln Educational Services schools to allow students to come back to do some hands-on work while continuing the didactic portions online. In the future, Shaw does believe they will continue distance education because it gives students additional flexibility. Post-pandemic, Shaw believes career education will change and that we’ll be seeing some of the better times for career education.

Humanity in Our Hands: Educators Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

English: We do Think Online Education is Here to Stay in Some Fashion

Interview with Joel English, Executive Vice President, Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Tidewater Tech
English believes online education is here to stay in some fashion. The faculty and students are interested and would like it. However, for skilled trades programs, students needed to get back on campus to do the hands-on activities. By creating a social distance plan and following CDC guidelines, small groups of students are back on campus.

Humanity in Our Hands: Educators Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion