CIT to pause classes for one week from Monday 23 March
Published: 20 Mar 2020
The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has announced a temporary pause on classes from Monday 23 March 2020 to allow the organisation to reconfigure delivery of teaching and learning.
CIT Chief Executive Officer, Leanne Cover, said CIT is undertaking business continuity arrangements in order to respond flexibly to students and their training needs.
"CIT has made a decision to pause classes for one week, from Monday 23 March, and we are asking students not to attend campuses for the week," Ms Cover said.
"This pause will give CIT teaching staff the opportunity to reconfigure delivery of teaching and learning and further ensure social distancing practices into our learning environment, so we can continue to provide ongoing quality training for our students.
"As the ACT's leading provider of Vocational Education and Training we are committed to supporting our students and the general community, now and into the future. CIT will continue to use its innovative and flexible approaches to adapt and respond to this complex situation.
"We have not had any reported cases of COVID-19 on campus.
"During this week student support services will still be available via phone or online. Our facilities and spaces across all CIT locations will remain open but we strongly encourage students not to attend campuses.
"The facilities that will remain open include libraries, CIT Fit & Well facilities for members, and the Reid Early Childhood Centre. Most CIT commercial operations will not be open.
"At all times social distancing and personal hygiene practices will continue to be in place at all CIT locations.
"We anticipate recommencing learning on Monday 30 March, and hope to continue to provide educational services up to our scheduled break on Thursday 9 April."
More information is available on the CIT website.