COVID-19 update #8

Mar 21, 2020

At Coast Mountain College we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely. We continue to be guided by the Provincial Health Officer and are working with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The health of our college community, students and employees remains our top priority. 

Compensation for CMTN employees

The CMTN leadership team understands the uncertainty instructors, support staff and faculty have with regards to their jobs and their pay. We are working directly with the Post Secondary Employers Association (PSEA) and the provincial government to ensure employment and compensation continuity until further information is known.  

Our leadership team is working in a coordinated framework across the broader BC public sector facilitated by PSEA, the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC) and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. We will communicate details directly to you once they become available; our expectation is that this information will be released shortly. We can assure you that as soon as we learn more, we will share any information we have to address your concerns. 

Our instructors, faculty and staff have responded in every way that has been asked of them and we are confident that our collective efforts will be enough to see us through. The challenge that COVID-19 presents is unprecedented. 

Our combined efforts will allow us to meet the challenge as best as we can. We thank all our faculty, staff and instructors for their continued resilience and their dedication to Coast Mountain College.  Any questions employees have, can be forwarded to their manager who will bring them to the daily management team briefings for input and response.

Distributed learning classes to begin Monday, March 23

For most students, Monday, March 23 marks moving into new ways of learning as CMTN transitions away from face-to-face classes. Instructors are contacting students directly regarding which distributed learning models they are implementing. In some cases, where that transition is taking longer, students should also hear from their instructors. If a student does not receive information by Monday, March 23, they should contact the Registrar’s office to indicate which class they are in, for follow up by one of our Deans or Associate Deans. 

Students are reminded to please check their email for updates. Current students are reminded that if their email address has changed, to please update your information on your myCMTN account.

If you are ill, please stay home

A reminder that anyone who is feeling ill should stay home and communicate with their manager. This also applies to students – any students who are feeling ill should stay home and communicate with their instructors. Campuses remain open.

Further information

Media contact

Sarah Zimmerman, APR
Executive Director, Communications
Cell: 250-641-2206