We are more than a month into the fall semester and I hope it’s going well for all of you. We want you to know that with all our adjustments into our new normal, you and your success are the most important to us and we are here for you.
If you have any questions about safety precautions, please check our webpage at covid-19 or if you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, Forsyth Tech Cares! If you have needs for assistance or need to talk with someone, please email email@example.com.
I have a few announcements below regarding taking care of yourself during COVID-19 with the Mental Health Seminar and the Student Assistance Program. Also, if you haven’t registered to vote or completed the 202 Census, both of these are truly important for you to stand up and be counted. Finally, there are great opportunities for jobs and internships on Techlink, the links are below.
Mental Health Seminar
Please join our panelists for a virtual live session discussing “Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19.” Wednesday, September 30, 12:30 – 1:40 p.m. on Blackboard Collaborate. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Here is the Human Enrichment Series Flier with the panelists and the sign in link.
Student Assistance Program
The North Carolina Community College System has provided free services for students through the Student Assistance Program. These confidential resources are available to you and any members of your household. This is only available this academic year, so take advantage of these services.
Register to Vote
The deadline to register to vote is October 9th. If you do not register in time for that, same day registration is available at polling location during the Early Voting period, October 15 – 31st.
If you haven’t registered and need to know how and where, go to Forsyth County Board of Elections for all you need to know about voting. Voting wasn’t always guaranteed to many groups, so we need to stand up and do our part as citizens of the United States.
Have you completed the 2020 Census?
There is still time to respond to the 2020 Census! The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020. Not only does the Census determine our representation in Congress, but it also ensures that North Carolina and Forsyth County get our share in billions of dollars of federal funding for local programs like road construction, emergency services, Medicaid, school lunch programs, and housing programs. Nearly 40 percent of Forsyth County residents have not responded to the Census and this will have a significant impact on our local community. Again, the deadline to respond is September 30, 2020. You can go online to My 2020 Census or call 1-844-330-2020 and follow the prompts. Please answer the Census, because you count in Forsyth County!
Hot Jobs from Career Services
If you are looking for a job, we have the Hot Jobs Announcement for this week. You may also sign on to College Central Network to register and create an account. From here you will find valuable resources on resume building and job search information. All of this provided by Career Services at Forsyth Tech.
Internships through Work-based Learning
If you are looking for job experience, Work-based Learning is taking applications for next spring. There are virtual opportunities, so check out what you might be looking for!
Facebook Live with me next Tuesday at 3 p.m.!
We will not have Facebook Live this week, but we will be back on Live next Tuesday, October 6, but at a new time: 3 PM. Please join me if you can on our college’s Facebook page to talk with all of you, as well as Forsyth Tech students. It’s a great time for us to be together to talk about the fall semester and for you to ask any questions you may have. Hope to see you then!
Don’t let doubt stop you
“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.”
Look inside yourself to determine how you look at each day and each situation. When things are difficult, find the positivity and it will change your outlook. Stay strong!
Take care and stay safe!
Dr. Janet Spriggs