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San Diego Continuing Education to begin remote learning Monday

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 18:07:50-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- As industries face hardship and uncertainty, San Diego Continuing Education will help residents to attain livable wages in a COVID-19 economy through free short term career training in several pandemic resilient workforce sectors on Monday.

Beginning February 1, all classes for the spring 2021 semester will be taught through remote online instruction. SDCE is offering classes in technology, healthcare, automotive, and plumbing. Other free classes include English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship, and High School Diploma/Equivalency.

"Currently, we only plan to have welding labs on campus for the beginning of the spring semester," said Andrei Lucas, Dean of Skilled and Technical Trades. "We may bring back some of the automotive technology labs but that is dependent on the status of COVID-19."

An estimated $1.6 million dollars in federal stimulus funding and success grants will be distributed to eligible students to support online learning, according to SDCE.

SDCE will also continue to provide a “Wi-Fi Parking Lot” for enrolled students to ensure equal access to online instruction.