A Message from VGC’s Executive Director Regarding Online Classes Starting Monday, March 23
Dear Students and Partners:
VGC International College is watching the COVID-19 situation closely. As we are based in British Columbia, the situation is currently not as serious as it is in Ontario but is becoming more concerning daily. Public schools remain open and the provincial government has advised we do the same but take precautions as the threat still remains low.
Although the British Columbia government and health authorities state that it is still safe and there is no reason to close the school, we have taken the decision to take our classes online starting Monday, March 23.
At present we will be doing online classes for two weeks until April 6. However, it is important to note that this may change with the current situation and students and partners should subscribe to our Instagram or Facebook for any changes that may happen.
We will run courses as usual this week until Wednesday, March 18. We will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the transition online.
Furthermore, with the best interests of our students and staff in mind we have decided to cancel all activities and graduation ceremonies until further notice.
As the Canadian government will not be accepting any further flights to Canada, all future students have the choice of postponing, canceling or taking our online courses.
We should note that all of our online courses are government (PTIB) approved and follow the same high-standard we have with our face-to-face classes.
I want to thank our teachers and staff who have pulled together like a true team to get through this tough time.
I am particularly proud of our students whose resolve remains strong under strained circumstances and who continue to show calm during this time. Over the next few weeks our counsellors will be reaching out to you to check-in and making sure you are OK. We will continue to take care of our students as though they were our own family.
I am proud to belong to a resilient school culture that leads in these hard times.