San Jacinto College Launches CPD Learn@Home

May 28, 2020Melissa Trevizo

San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development launched its site Learn@Home at the beginning of May to address online learning needs for families during the stay-at-home orders of the pandemic and beyond.

"We noticed that there was a larger need in the community for at-home learning support during the pandemic," said Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of continuing and professional development community engagement. "It is our goal to further assist as many in the community as possible with free or low-cost resources."

The site offers tips for everything from video conferencing and fitness to stress-busting arts and crafts and tips for parents, seniors, and retirees. These tips are backed up with continuing and professional development learning opportunities from computer courses in several areas, including Microsoft Office, programming, and robotics.

"Right now, it is a scary time for those who have been either furloughed or are facing otherwise uncertain futures," Sullivan said. "By utilizing resources we are already offering and collecting them all in one place, we can better serve those in need."

Another service provided by Learn@Home is assistance for job seekers. With categories such as:

  • How to apply for unemployment
  • Keeping health insurance
  • Resume writing
  • Job search skills for today

"Everything on the site is made to be user-friendly and accessible to all," Sullivan said. "We are all facing uncertain times, and this is just another way community engagement can serve as many people as possible."

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