MESQUITE -- When ITT Tech shut its doors, it left thousands of students without degrees and without backup plans.
Now, the students face an even bigger problem; trying to find somewhere to continue their education. Some of these students have already been told by programs their credits won't transfer, leaving a lot of them holding the bill.
"I’m frustrated, emotionally drained; I’m stressed even more than I was in the program. This is a lot of stress on us,” says Jennifer Yates, former ITT Tech student.
But not to worry, some North Texas schools are stepping in to help out.
On Monday, Richland College set up a special information session for former ITT students and others who were considering attending the technical college.
Richland College offers some of the same associate degrees technical programs and flexible classes that may appeal to former ITT students. Some students will be able to get right back on track with late start classes beginning next week.
"All of the schools are working together and we plan to work one on one with students to identify what their goals are, their program of study, how far they were in that curriculum and what their opportunities are,” says Dr. Kay Eggleston, President of Richland College.
Even though these students were forced back to the drawing board, sometimes a fresh start turns out to be exactly what you need!