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Indiana announces resources for displaced ITT students, staff

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Indiana Commission for higher education held a press conference Tuesday to let the more than 1,000 students and 600 employees know what they can do in the wake of the closure.

The Cabinet officials were joined by leaders from Ivy Tech Community College, WGU Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan University, Harrison College and Oakland City University to share plans to protect the financial and academic welfare of the former ITT students. 

Students can find lots of information on its wesbite, like the colleges partnering to help them continue their post secondary education. Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann says there will be statewide events where students can come and meet with representatives.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has posted information on its homepage to serve as a starting point for students with questions about their options moving forward. Resources include students’ financial options as well as information and contacts for the Indiana colleges partnering to help ITT students determine the best options for continuing their postsecondary educations. 

Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann announced Ivy Tech’s efforts and partnership with Indiana colleges to host statewide events at Ivy Tech campuses where ITT Technical Institute students can come and meet with representatives from all participating colleges to explore opportunities for continuing their degrees.

The first of these events will be held 4-7 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis campus. Details are available at www.ivytech.edu/itt. 

Last week, ITT closed all 130 campuses in 38 states -- citing strict government sanctions.

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