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September 12, 2016

Seattle Colleges offer options for students affected by ITT Tech closure

Seattle Colleges offer options for students affected by ITT Tech closure

To help students affected by the closure, each college in the District has designated a staff member who will work directly with them on issues such as identifying the right program, securing financial aid, applying, and more.

“These students are undoubtedly feeling uncertainty about their next steps, given this closure happened right before fall classes were set to begin. We at the Seattle Colleges are here to support them in any way possible,” Chancellor Shouan Pan said.

Last week, ITT Tech, a national chain of for-profit educational institutions, announced an immediate closure in response to measures put in place by the U.S. Department of Education. This closure affected three campuses in Washington state, including in Seattle and Everett.

The Seattle Colleges, where Fall Quarter begins Sept. 26, offer a variety of programs that can help former ITT Tech students and others prepare for rewarding careers. Certificates, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology (IT), Business, and many other fields are designed with industry input to ensure students learn the skills that employers need.

MORE INFORMATION – Visit the District website to find contact information for designated representatives at each college who can work directly with former ITT Tech students.

July 11, 2016


Looking ahead with Dr. Shouan Pan

Photo: Dr. Shouan Pan

Seattle Colleges begins the fiscal year with a new chancellor, Dr. Shouan Pan. Dr. Pan was most recently the president of Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. Read more about Dr. Pan.

In his words:

Seattle’s landscape is changing. We are attracting global companies, which breathes new life into local industry. We have the opportunity to research their workforce needs, and determine how we can best meet them and prepare our students for employment. We also have the opportunity to strengthen our relationships with school districts and universities; business and civic organizations; chambers of commerce; and the City’s economic development office. Together, we can truly serve the needs of our students, employers and community.

I am excited to be here, and look forward to working with faculty and staff to take the Seattle College District to the next level of excellence.

Photo: Dr. Shouan Pan
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