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Local colleges trying to help students displaced by ITT closure

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Students are trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of ITT Tech shutting its doors nationwide.

The closure left 40,000 students without classes to start the school year. Now, other local colleges are trying to find ways to get those students back in class.

Mott Community College is working on a plan to provide an alternative to the thousands of displaced students.

Bernice Lindke is the interim vice president for student success at Mott. She said there are a couple things that ITT students can do, but it’s a complicated matter when it comes to credit transfer.

Aaron Boyer, a former ITT student, believes students deserve a chance.

"I don't say it was a total waste. I've got knowledge and experience that would probably more likely help me out a little more if I were to go back to school, because it's just review over again, I'd be able to test out of things,” Boyer said.

Tuesday, Sept. 13 Mott is offering ITT students a college fair at the Prahl Center to meet with enrollment staff and consider their options.

They're also considering developing special classes geared to this group of students.

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