PBSC to hold transition workshop for ITT Tech students
Palm Beach State College will hold a transition workshop Sept. 14 for ITT Technical Institute students who want to explore their options for continuing their education.
The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Technology Center, Room 104, on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. Admissions, financial aid and career counseling staff will be on hand to assist students. Students should bring a copy of their unofficial transcript, driver license, voter registration card and vehicle registration.
ITT Tech, an Indiana-based for-profit college chain, announced this week that it is closing all of its 130 campuses in the U.S., leaving its reported 35,000 students scrambling just before their fall term was to begin. ITT Tech had 346 students at its campus in West Palm Beach. Its South Florida campuses also included Hialeah, Davie and Fort Lauderdale.
“We would like to do whatever we can to help the ITT students complete their career goals,’’ said Dr. Roger Yohe, vice president for academic affairs at Palm Beach State College. “We have to follow guidelines since we are an accredited institution, but we will try our best to help every student where we can.”
While PBSC’s fall 16-week term started Aug. 23, registration is still underway for the shorter 12-week term that begins Sept. 19.
Two ITT Tech students have already enrolled in the College’s Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree program at the Palm Beach Gardens campus.