Everest College in Chesapeake inviting former ITT students for info sessions

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Everest College’s branch in Chesapeake has invited students displaced by ITT Tech’s shutdown to look into the possibility of transferring.

Everest College – Chesapeake offers degree programs in business as well as diploma programs in allied health and skilled trades. The nonprofit college serves students throughout Hampton Roads.

Jacob Kessuba, Executive Director, says Everest courses overlap well with ITT.

“We have a few programs that correlate, including allied health, the business degree program and also in the electrical program,” said Kessuba.

Although fewer than a dozen ITT students attended Everest’s informational sessions Monday and Tuesday in Greenbrier, Kessuba says interested students should come with a photo ID and any transcripts from ITT Tech.

ITT Tech shut its doors earlier this month after receiving federal aid sanctions.

Everest students told 10 On Your Side they can sympathize with former ITT students left scrambling to complete their education. Nicky Ralls is studying to be a dental assistant.

“I feel bad for all the students who have put their time and money into it, and they get nothing out of it and they have to start all over,” Ralls said.

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