Forsyth Tech is launching a new initiative to connect with students and improve distance learning outcomes during the COVID 19 outbreak. Forsyth Tech Cares is a new comprehensive approach for connecting students, staff and faculty to the resources and support services they need.

The college has rallied a task force of interested staff and faculty to become student advocates, calling each student to have a two-way conversation to show them Forsyth Tech Cares, and to find out how the College can help them weather the COVID-19 challenges. The college has also developed a special webpage where students, and employees can share their needs.

“We will ask about concerns about distance education, how are they are handling the stress, if there are any social services to which we can connect them, if they need emergency help from the Forsyth Tech Foundation, and answer any questions about the changes to their classes,” said Masonne Sawyer, vice president of student success services at Forsyth Tech. “We truly hope that we can protect our students from suffering academically due to challenges over which they have no control.”

Forsyth Tech serves over 35,000 students in 200 programs of study.