Governor launches online information portal for students affected by ITT Tech closure

RICHMOND, Va. – A new online information portal has been launched for Virginia students impacted by the recent closure of ITT Technical Institute, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday.

The portal will provide key information about steps students can take to continue their education elsewhere or seek student loan forgiveness.

The Governor has directed the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) to leverage every available state resource to assist these students, including the many veterans and active-duty servicemen and women who were enrolled at ITT.

ITT Tech had five campuses in Virginia, in Salem, Chantilly, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond.

“The closure of an institution like ITT Tech impacts hundreds of students and families across our Commonwealth, as well as one of the top priorities of this administration – workforce development,” Governor McAuliffe said. “We are committed to ensuring that the individuals who are affected by this closure benefit from every available state resource so they can get the skills and training they need to succeed in the new Virginia economy. Fortunately, Virginia is home to twenty-three phenomenal community colleges with open enrollment policies. Additionally, the New Economy Workforce Industry Credentials Grants included in the biennial budget can help many of these displaced students get more affordable in-demand credentials.”

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