Urban League offers help to former ITT students

The shutdown of ITT Technical Institute has left thousands of students in the lurch.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The Grand Rapids Urban League is one of the organizations leading an effort to help former students of ITT Technical Institute get access to resources to continue their education.

Five ITT locations in Michigan, including the campus in Wyoming, closed Sept. 6 in the wake of federal sanctions against its parent company.

“The closing of the Wyoming campus and others across the state comes at the worst possible time for these students, who are now left scrambling to figure out how they will continue their education when classes have already begun at colleges and universities throughout Michigan,” says Joe Jones, executive director of the Urban League, in a statement released Monday.

The Urban League is teaming with business and higher education leaders, forming a group called the "To College, Through College" initiative. The group will open up the Urban League's hotline to connect former ITT students with resources.

“This hotline will allow students to connect with information about their options to ensure they have every opportunity to continue their education,” says Jones in the statement.

The hotline number is 616-252-2201. Former ITT students can also email the Urban League at opportunity@grurbanleague.org.

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