REACH Centre in Clinton makes adjustments for post-secondary programs

REACH in Clinton. BlackburnNews.com stock photo.

The general manager of the Reach Centre in Clinton says they had to make a few adjustments to accommodate students from the University of Guelph and from Fanshawe College this year.

Matt Lee said the University of Guelph’s Equine Program had 31 students this year and that would be fine for a normal year, but this isn’t a normal year. So the municipality of Central Huron worked with them and they were able to move that class into space at the Libro Community Centre building.

“There are 31 students participating in that, so your standard classroom that we have here would have worked in a normal year, but this is far from normal. So that space over there allowed us the students spaced out appropriately and it’s been working out great for them,” said Lee.”Fanshawe is doing, I think, about 70 per cent online now and by moving our Guelph program to a separate building, kind of opened up some more space for Fanshawe in our main school building and allows them to sort of monitor what classrooms and rotations they had going on.”

The Fanshawe students who are in the building are able to move around freely and not be concerned about distancing.