A to our Stakeholders
The 5th founding year of Prince ZMT Training and Assessment Center Inc. this year 2020 will be memorable for all of us. A virus stole a lot from us; however, we know that the virus did not steal the hope and joy in our hearts. From the beginning of the pandemic, we have been hopeful as people and we have embraced new ways with strength, grit and unity. This makes Prince ZMT community truly unique and amazing. We are vigilant in our commitment to provide high quality training in a safe, caring and nurturing environment, regardless of institution methodology or technology platforms.
Though the school experienced disruption of classes due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine implemented by the government, we are happy to announce that Prince ZMT is taking the necessary initiatives to continue with our promise of providing high quality education to our stakeholders. With the quarantine period being extended and there’s still no clear direction from TESDA on when we could resume the face-to-face training and assessment, Prince ZMT will take the initiative for this “new business and education normal” approach in the form of the following:
- The training qualifications currently offered by Prince ZMT namely, Domestic Work NC II, Housekeeping NC II, and Japanese Language Training will be shifted to full online (100%) and/or blended learning (50% face-to-face, 50% online) classes. This arrangement will continue until the government eases the social distancing restrictions. However, social distancing and other healthful practices shall be observed during the face-to-face classes.
- The assessment programs offered by Prince ZMT namely, Domestic Work NC II, Housekeeping NC II, Food & Beverage Services NC II and Bartending NC II will be put ON HOLD until further notice. Prince ZMT will make another announcement with regard to the assessment once we receive the clear guidelines from TESDA on how to conduct face-to-face assessment in this new normal. As you all know, TESDA’s assessment program should really be done in a face-to-face environment to ensure credibility and validation of the trainee.
- Furthermore, language certification examinations like JLPT, JTEST, NAT-TEST, and JFT Basic are all put ON HOLD until further notice. We are also waiting for any announcement from the aforementioned organizations. Rest assured that Prince ZMT will make our stakeholders posted and updated about this matter through our Facebook Page and email communication. Should you wish to check it by yourself, the following links will lead you the respective websites of different language certification examinations:
- Prince ZMT is happy to announce that there will be no training and assessment fee increase as of the moment despite the inflation of 2019 and the high expense that online teaching demands in terms of upgrading the schools internet capability, IT infrastructure, payment for licenses of programs for online lessons, and crafting of modules and curriculum designed for online and blended learning.
- For those who would like to enroll in Prince ZMT’s full online or blended learning classes, enrollment and registration will be likewise done via online. You may pay your fees via GCash, Paymaya, bank transfer or pay at the Prince ZMT Admin and Registrations Office. Payment details and enrollment and registration procedures will be made available at the school’s Facebook Page. Announcement of start of online classes will be also available in our Facebook Page. Should you have questions about this matter, send us a message in our Facebook Page or via our email channel at email@example.com.
- Trainees who will be enrolling are expected to have their own computer, laptop, or any machine that he/she can use for the entire duration of the training, fast and stable internet connection, and access to a wide range of Learning Management applications like Zoom, Google Classroom, etc. The trainees are also expected to follow the ONLINE CONDUCT CODE:
- During Virtual Classes, you are expected to be respectful of the virtual classroom environment. You may wear your uniforms to set the tone for learning or wear civilian clothes like collared shirts.
- Be respectful of your classmates and trainers. Allow others to speak, invite others to share, and respect other’s ideas.
- Keep your image “live” during class sessions. It is important to make eye contact into your camera to demonstrate your commitment to learning to your classmates and trainer.
- Microphones are almost always on. Remember that your classmates and trainer can hear noises in your environment such as whispering, chewing, sneezing, and tapping your pen or pencil, etc. so please keep distractions to a minimum or mute your microphone.
- Avoid side conversations and multitasking.
- Take your meals and snacks during break time; eating during class is generally frowned upon, and being in a virtual classroom is no different.
- When in doubt, just think you are in your regular academic classroom and put your best virtual foot forward.
- We will institute protocols to ensure your safety and well-being along with the employees and the broader community when face-to-face learning will be allowed. Besides social distancing, the measures include:
- Wearing of masks upon entry to school gates and keeping the masks on while inside the campus.
- Checking of temperature and applying alcohol upon entry to the school.
- Submitting health declaration forms before coming to school.
- Requiring everyone to bring his/her own sanitation supplies such as soap, alcohol, tissues and face masks.
- Promoting best hand-washing and hygiene practices.
- Coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow and avoiding touching the face, eyes, mouth and nose.
- Providing you with information on how to protect yourselves.
- Monitoring your health and keeping you home from school if you are ill.
- Cleaning and disinfecting campus at the end of each day.
- Disinfecting thoroughly buildings, classrooms, offices, and facilities.
The seriousness and fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic means our plans are subject to change but we will keep you informed of any developments. We are very confident that Prince ZMT will ultimately return to a full, in-person school experience as we focus on finding a safe way to return to learning on campus.
I look forward to the day when we celebrate school’s reopening and welcome you back into the campus once again.
I wish you and your family continued safety and good health.
John Michael G. Manansala