WVCTCS: WVCTCS helping ITT Tech students continue their education

For Immediate Release: September 8, 2016


Heather Raines
Operations and Communications Coordinator
(304) 558-0087

Huntington, W.Va. – Due to the recent closure of ITT Technical Institute, the West Virginia Community and Technical College System will hold an event for former students on Tuesday, September 13,  at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena & Convention Center from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College, Mountwest Community and Technical College and Huntington Junior College will be on-site to discuss options with students for continuing their education.  

“We are working quickly to find solutions for these students,” said Chancellor Sarah Tucker. “As soon as we learned of ITT Tech closing, we contacted colleges in the area and began working on a plan to help students make the best decisions for themselves. Unfortunately, there will not be a one size fits all solution here.  Some students will want to transfer their credits to a local college, while others may choose to discharge their student loans.  We want these students to know that we understand their frustration and will do everything we can to help them during this time.”

ITT Technical Institute, one of the country’s largest for-profit institutions, announced this week it was permanently closing all campuses nationwide. The company has operated than 130 campuses in 38 states.

West Virginia has only one ITT Technical Institute in the state located in Huntington.

For more information, please visit www.wvctcs.org.