b'MGCCC provides skills kits and laptops to Career and Technical Education students to enhance remote learningCareer and Technical Education (CTE) students at MississippiThese same plans provide for continued instruction in other Gulf Coast Community College are fully equipped for remoteevents such as hurricanes, which are so prevalent on the Coast.learning thanks to the new CTE student kits and laptops which were provided at all of the college campuses during Fall 2020. In conjunction with classroom technology, the laptops and CTE student kits allow a student to complete many of the hands-on During the fall 2020 semester, students had the option toobjectives remotely.check out laptops from the Learning Resources Centers on each campus, and now, CTE students can check out kits thatThe CTE student kits have been available for checkout and allow them to continue skills-based learning and to completedistribution for use in coursework since November 2020. hands-on objectives at home.Examples of such remote learningClassroom technology was also updated during the fall semester include the following: electronics kit for Instrumentation andto enhance virtual delivery of instruction.Technology integrated Controls Technology; a portable welding machine for Weldinginto classrooms includes Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Technology; and marble slabs, mixers, and decorating sets for(AR/VR) technology for virtual training, HyFlex classroom Baking and Pastry Arts Technology. technology, SmartBoards, laptops, and simulators for industry-driven training as MGCCC remains committed to providing MGCCC planned for and delivered continued rigorous, high- high-tech opportunities for student success.quality instruction in the midst of intermittent shutdowns and reduced classroom capacity in accordance with CDC guidelines. Students in career and technical programs are required to demonstrate skills-based competencies in order to complete the CTE programs.That presented a challenge for instructors duringtheCOVID-19shutdown. TheseCTEstudentkitshelped faculty maintain rigorous instruction and hands-on skills practice needed for students even when stricter CDC guidelines were in place. Dr. Erin Riggins, Associate Vice President of Teaching and Learning14'