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Valley colleges reach out to stuck ITT Tech students

Northwest Nazarene University will reach out to students from the recently closed ITT Tech in Boise.
Northwest Nazarene University will reach out to students from the recently closed ITT Tech in Boise.

Northwest Nazarene University admissions and college finance officials met with students of the recently closed ITT Tech school in Boise Tuesday to offer help in getting students to complete their education.

The College of Western Idaho met with about 30 students at its Ada County Center on Monday night.

Treasure Valley Community College will offer an information session for former ITT students impacted at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the TVCC Caldwell Center at 205 S 6th Ave. Advisers from nursing, business and other programs will answer questions and discuss available options. Questions? Call Tasha Wixom at the Caldwell Center at 208-454-9911.

The chain of 130 ITT schools closed last week after the federal government barred it from accepting federal financial aid.

The campuses included one in Boise at 12302 W. Explorer Drive, near Chinden Boulevard and Cloverdale Road.

CWI officials are seeing what help they can provide, said Bert Glandon, president. CWI can’t accept ITT credits. But the school is working with students to see whether their skills and experiences can be translated into credits at CWI.

“That whole situation with ITT Tech is tragic,” Glandon said.

ITT students, tell us your story

If you were caught in the ITT Tech shutdown in Boise, we’d like to know about it. How will it affect your eduction? What does it mean for your goals of getting a job? You can call or email Bill Roberts, Statesman education reporter, at 208-377-6408 or broberts@idahostatesman.com.

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