Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) will resume face-to-face lecture instruction starting the fall 2020 semester.
LIT President Lonnie L. Howard said, "it is going to be exciting to have everyone back on campus again, but we are going to do this in a very safe and responsible way. The health of our students, faculty and staff remains the institution's highest priority."
Through CARES Act funding, LIT has also received $1.8 million to assist qualified students and has nearly $70,000 in additional resources for scholarships this summer semester. Registration is open, and these resources are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Enrolling over 8,000 academic, technical and workforce students, the Golden Triangle depends on LIT graduates to help sustain the economic vitality of Southeast Texas.
Dr. Howard said, "with a 95 percent job placement rate, the college remains strategically positioned to help both the underemployed as well as the unemployed attain skills that will lead to a livable wage. In turn, these individuals can better support their families, our local tax base and become contributing members of society."
As the college plans to reopen for the fall semester, unless otherwise advised, standard safety protocols will remain in place, including social distancing, face coverings and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting. Additionally, LIT will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Governor, Jefferson County Judge and the Mayor of Beaumont.