When Fortress was first established, we acknowledged that there would be difficult times and difficult decisions.
The current environment presents many challenges, and raised many questions. We knew we would not know of many of those questions, let alone many of the answers.
And so it is with reference to the above question that we asked some of our students what they believe we ought to do in the face of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it is bringing.
The response was surprisingly simple, and is perhaps best captured in this comment from a current student who is facing redundancy if this situation does not improve quickly:
Don’t change. Actually, the best thing you can do is just keep doing what you do.
There’s already enough things changing. We just need to know you will be there when we need you to be. We always knew you cared, so just keep doing that.
And so, Fortress Learning’s response to COVID-19 is to do the following:
continue providing the service that we promised we would.
If you’d like to talk about anything, you are welcome to get in touch.
Meanwhile, we wish everyone the strength and fortitude that such situations demand.
Amy (Weeks) & Bryan (West)
19 March 2020