Philadelphia-Area Colleges Step In To Fill ITT Tech Void

BLACKWOOD, NJ (CBS) —  Students at ITT Technical Institute across the country are scrambling after schools across the country suddenly shut down this week. Local colleges are trying to offer assistance where they can.

Community colleges in the tri-state are stepping up to give former ITT students some options. That includes Camden County College, which has an event Thursday evening at its Blackwood campus.

“The ITT program in Marlton offers information technology, computer aided drafting and design, electronics…as do we,” College President Donald Borden told KYW Newsradio. “So these students would be in a situation where they were in a kind of an academic purgatory. The discussion kind of segued into well, we have options for them.”

How those options get paid for…is an individual situation. Tonight’s event is set for 6:30 in Taft Hall and is open to any ITT student in the region. ITT Tech operated local campuses in Center City Philadelphia, Levittown and Plymouth Meeting, as well as Marlton.

Community College of Philadelphia and Harcum College on the Main Line are also reaching out to help.

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