Essex County College Offering Free Summer Classes for Essential Workers

Essential workers operating on the front lines during the COIVD-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to take classes this Summer for free at Essex County College.

“This is our way of saying thank you to all our brave neighbors who have been putting their lives on the line every day keeping us safe and healthy,” said Essex County College’s President, Dr. Anthony E. Munroe. “This is the least we can do for them,” he added of the initiative to provide free tuition to essential workers.

The College’s Summer I term begins May 26 and Summer II classes start July 13. All Summer classes will be offered via remote instruction.

The College’s Essential Worker program is for Essex County residents who must furnish an employer letter confirming their essential status.

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advisory deems essential workers as those employed in such fields as healthcare, law enforcement, first responders, transportation, food and agriculture, energy and public works.

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