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COVID-19 疫情應對
校長 Bernard 給 AC 大家庭的一封信

To fight against COVID-19, a message from Bernard for AC family

親愛的 AC 大家庭:

COVID-19 的全球大流行劇烈地影響了許多人的生活。 全世界超過十億人正在居家隔離或必須在家工作,數以百萬甚至是千萬人將會失去工作,雖然身在台灣的我們受到的衝擊相對沒有這麼廣泛,這樣的非常時期,仍舊讓人感到極大的不確定性與壓力。

但也是在這個時候,讓我更珍惜 ALPHA Camp 這個社群。AC 的使命是幫助人們透過學習發展更有價值的職涯。我們的教學之所以成功,是因為我們的學生、助教、老師、企業夥伴與團隊的努力與參與。而在這個艱難的時刻,為了更好的支援 AC 社群與夥伴,我們決定採取以下幾個關鍵行動:

1. 如果你的工作已經受到疫情的影響

請馬上跟我們聯絡。AC 每天都在幫助我們的學生與校友作職涯規劃與求職準備。以下是我們可以馬上提供的服務與資源:

  • 強大的企業網絡:我們的企業合作夥伴大都在軟體與網路產業,他們持續在徵求人才,我們很樂意幫忙介紹。
  • 職涯諮詢:我們常態性的舉辦職涯諮詢工作坊、求職與面試經驗的小組討論。我們樂意邀請你參與。
  • 職涯攻略課程:除了程式教學的內容之外,我們也發展了一系列有關職涯探索以及如何尋找最適合自己工作的相關內容。

如果以上我們提供的資源可以幫得到你或是你身邊的朋友,請透過 taiwan@alphacamp.co 或私訊粉專隨時與我們聯繫,讓我們陪伴你一起探索前方的路。

2. 如果你並沒有受到影響,且希望貢獻一己之力

如果您認為自身的經驗與人脈能幫助受影響的人,我誠摯邀請您一起站出來協助社群!

我們希望能邀請大家,一起透過不同的方式,有效地與社群分享各自的經驗與資源。正如我們課程中設計的「社群學習」體驗一樣,我希望你不只是從我個人或是 AC 團隊學習,而是能讓整個社群成為你的導師與夥伴。

以下是我們目前一些初步構想,如果:

  • 您的雇主或是有認識的企業正在召募技術人才
  • 您有技能/專業/職涯上的經驗或建議,並且願意與其他社群成員分享
  • 您對 「如何在線上有效學習」或相關主題有想法或經驗想分享

我們希望您能填寫這份社群互助意願調查問卷,AC 將會設計後續的機制與活動讓大家有一同參與。

3. AC 還能為台灣做點什麼?

除了照顧 AC 社群,我們也在積極地尋找其他能為社會貢獻的方式。

  • 針對疫情受到最大影響的行業,像是旅遊業和零售業等,我們正在探索一些合作的可能性,像是與相關產業協會合作,提供免費基礎程式訓練給受到影響的員工們。讓他們可以透過學習,讓時間過的更充實,甚至能得到政府補助。
  • 我們正在與一些產業領袖們討論,希望能製作新的教學內容,幫助企業或是人才加速數位轉型。
  • 我們正在計畫與教育機構合作,提供教育工作者「如何製作有效的線上學習」的訓練。 作為專注在線上教育的新創,我們瞭解數位落差確實存在,因此希望透過分享我們自身與更多人的經驗,讓更多教育工作者看到線上教育的可能性。

如果你身處於這些產業,有一些關於 AC 可以如何幫助你們的想法,請透過 taiwan@alphacamp.co 或私訊粉專聯繫我們!

4. We are always here!

謝謝您加入 ALPHA Camp 這個大家庭。感謝社群中所有優秀的學生、校友、助教、以及各式各樣的好夥伴以及致力於幫助學生達成學習成果的團隊們。在如此混亂與困難的時刻,前方的路可能並不清楚,但是有彼此的協助與幫忙,我們終將以更好的面貌度過這場危機。

如果你是我們的學生校友,記得可以在不分屆校友會以及學生職涯社群,都可以跟我、AC 團隊、以及你的同學校友聯絡。也歡迎來分享的心情與狀況。

最後,請保持健康,相信我們將會一起走過。

Bernard Chan
Founder & CEO, ALPHA Camp

Dear AC family, 

The spread of COVID-19 has surely impacted every one of us. Hundreds of millions of people around the world are quarantined or working from home; Millions and soon to be tens of millions of people have lost their jobs globally. Although Taiwan has been less affected at this point, it's certainly a time of great stress and uncertainty. 

At this difficult time, I am especially grateful for the community at ALPHA Camp. 

At ALPHA Camp, our mission is to empower people to develop meaningful and rewarding careers through lifelong learning. Our success is built upon the hard work and participation of our students, instructors, teaching assistants, corporate partners, and AC’s core team. In order to better support the AC community a this critical time, we have decided to take the following key actions:

1. If you have been affected by COVID-19

We are here for you. Please contact us immediately. 

At AC, we help our students and alumni in career planning and job searching every day. The following are the services and resources we can provide immediately:

  • Strong corporate network: most of our corporate partners are in the software and network industries, and they continue to seek talent, and we are happy to help introduce.
  • Career Consultation: We regularly organize career consultation workshops, and group sharings on job search and interview experiences. We are happy to invite you to participate.
  • Career Exploration: In addition to courses teaching technical programming skills, we have also developed a series of content about career exploration and how to find the most suitable for your work.

If you think these resources are helpful to you, or just need someone to chat, come talk to us via taiwan@alphacamp.co. We're here with you to find your path forward.

2. If you are looking for ways to contribute

If you think your own experience and connections can help those affected, I sincerely invite you to come forward and help the community!

We hope to invite everyone to share their experiences and resources with the community in different ways. Just like the "community learning" experience designed in our course, I hope you will not only learn from me or the AC team, but will make the entire community your mentor and partner.

The following are some of our current preliminary ideas, if

  • Your employer or a known business is recruiting technical talent
  • You have skills / professional experiences and are willing to share with the community
  • You have ideas or experiences on "how to learn effectively online"

Please fill out this Help The Community form. We will design follow-up mechanisms and activities for everyone to participate in.

3. How can AC do more?

In addition to taking care of the AC community, we are also actively looking for other ways to contribute to society.

  • For industries most affected by the epidemic, such as tourism and retail, we are exploring the possibility of cooperation, such as working with related industry associations to provide basic programming training to affected employees for free. So that they can learn to make time more fulfilling, and even get government subsidies.
  • We are discussing with several industry leaders, hoping to produce new teaching content to help companies or talents accelerate the digital transformation.
  • We are planning to work with educational institutions to provide educators with "how to make effective online learning" training. As a new venture focused on online education, we understand that the digital gap does exist, so we hope that by sharing our own experience with more people, more educators can see the possibility of online education.

If you are in these industries and have some ideas about how AC can help you, please contact us at taiwan@alphacamp.co.

4. We are always here!

Thank you for being part of this valuable community. We are very grateful to have all the outstanding students, alumni, teaching assistants, partners, and the teams who are committed to helping students achieve their learning outcomes.

At such a chaotic and difficult time, the road ahead may not be clear, but with support and help from each other, we will eventually survive this crisis with a better look. If you are our student alumni, remember that you can contact me, the AC team, and your fellow alumni in the community. We also look forward to hearing your updates.

Please stay safe, and we shall get through the crisis, together.

Sincerely,

Bernard Chan
Founder & CEO, ALPHA Camp