To the Optimum Community
Optimum supports the decision to place South Africans in a nationwide lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19. We commend President Ramaphosa’s strong leadership and decisive action to protect our country, the economy and its people.
In response to the announcement, Optimum’s office will be closed from 27 March until 16 April and all face-to-face training will be postponed until 20 April 2020.
Optimum’s employees will be working online from home and will stay in touch with learners and customers. Project managers will keep learners and managers updated and informed about changes to training schedules. They will also continue following up on and processing assignments and other deliverables and adapt procedures to ensure that these are processed as quickly as possible.
Learning, in a time of crisis, should not stop. Optimum is working on solutions to help learners and students to continue learning while we manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
Optimum is going online!
We are moving our learning online and will set up online activities during, and beyond the lockdown period.
Our teams will be in contact with you to discuss the options and align activities to your specific circumstances. We are set up to:
- Receive assignments online
- Conduct online learnership orientation
- Provide online study plans, pre-readings, module notes and assignment due dates
- Provide video links and recorded learning sessions
- Deliver online facilitation sessions
- Check-in with learners on progress
- Disseminate results
- Distribute regular reports on activities
Moving our training online is not the priority, at the heart of this initiative is maintaining connection with our learners and students and keeping them engaged and motivated
We are committed to continue providing knowledge and skills so that the people of our country can be equipped to rebuild their lives and the economy post COVID-19.
Please contact us if you need assistance with creating online information and training to inform and educate your employees.
I call on all of us, one and all, to play our part.
To be courageous, to be patient, and above all, to show compassion.
Let us never despair.
For we are a nation at one, and we will surely prevail.
President Cyril Ramaphosa
Let’s unite as a nation and flatten the curve and beat COVID-19.
The Optimum Team