Northeast State hosts College Outreach Fair for ITT Tech students

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and the Tennessee Board of Regents announced Wednesday they would be partnering to host a series of college outreach fairs for students affected by the closure of ITT Technical Institute.

Northeast State will host one of the first fairs at the College’s Johnson City campus, 101 E. Market Street, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The events will provide students with information and resources on transferring to new institutions, financial aid options, and other resources for continuing their education in the wake of ITT Technical Institute shuttering its doors. Events will also be held in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Gallatin and will feature admissions and financial aid representatives from local community colleges and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs).

itt-tech“Many of these students are researching options and time is of the essence for them,” said THEC Executive Director Mike Krause. “Our strategy with this outreach is simple: information for students, interactions where they can speak directly with advisors and college personnel, and a transition back into higher education so they complete their credential.”

The college fairs are just one aspect of many resources being provided to students who were most recently enrolled at ITT. THEC set up a hotline for students to call with questions regarding their individual situations and the agency has also been continuously updating its website with new information as it is available. The THEC website also features a list of programs at other institutions that are comparable to ITT offerings.

According to ITT Tech, students can log into their Student Portal to access electronic records of classes taken and grades received. Until an official transcript is available, students can use this information when considering other programs and institutions.  – See more at: https://www.tn.gov/thec/article/information-on-the-closing-of-itt-technical-institute#sthash.SuzArudF.dpuf.

 

One thought on “Northeast State hosts College Outreach Fair for ITT Tech students

  1. Kim Tipton

    Several students at ITT were able to (barely) complete their coursework for the Summer Quarter, and were able to receive their degree after ITT shut down. However, ITT Tech refused to hold a graduation ceremony for these deserving students. The students had already paid for their cap & gown, invitations, etc, and were understandably upset they did not get to take the meaningful “walk across the stage” that all college students dream about. I realize this is not Northeast State’s problem, but it would be commendable if these students could be included in your next graduation ceremony in order to be recognized for their achievement. I believe it would foster community goodwill, as well as give a sense of comradery to your students. The ITT Tech students may wish to further their education, and may choose to attend Northeast, or may have family and friends who choose Northeast as a result of such a gesture. Please consider this request. Thank you.

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