In light of the nationwide discontinuation of classes by ITT Technical Educational Services, Metropolitan Community College is working with students displaced by ITT as they search for options to fulfill their academic goals.
ITT announced immediate suspension of its classes Tuesday, Sept. 6. It operated one campus in Kansas City and another in Overland Park.
MCC is already receiving phone calls from people looking for guidance and assistance. The College recognizes the unfortunate circumstances former ITT students have encountered, and MCC staff is available to discuss program options and transition assistance for those students.
MCC has a plan in place to advise those who have been displaced about their options with the College. MCC offers several pathways, including certificates and associate degrees in:
- Information technology
- Criminal justice
- Health care
In addition to 16-week courses, the College offers short-term classes. The next eight-week session at the MCC-Business & Technology campus begins Oct. 17.
Short-term, eight-week classes are available in computer integrated machining and manufacturing, Cisco networking, environmental health and safety technology, engineering technology, industrial technology and welding.
“We want to see students succeed, and when someone is faced with the obstacle of a school closing unexpectedly, they can look to MCC to provide support as they work to get their dreams of success back on track,” said MCC-Business & Technology President Jackie Gill, who added, “MCC is a great fit for students looking to make the transition to a new school.”
For former ITT staff and faculty inquiring about open positions at MCC, jobs information can be found here: jobs.mcckc.edu.
In addition, MCC is hosting two career exploration events:
- Just added! Gold Collar Night, specifically for ITT students looking to transition to a new school: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3 p.m. on the Business & Technology campus, 1775 Universal Ave., Kansas City, MO 64120. The event will begin with a tour and include information on our programs. Call 816.604.5212 for more information.
- Gold Collar Night, not ITT-specific: Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m. on the MCC-Business & Technology campus. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the programs, meet with instructors, tour the facility and speak with an advisor. To learn more about Gold Collar Night, including registering for the event, visit goldcollarjobs.com.
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