"Our number one priority is the welfare of our Illinois Heroes
and their families. When we received word of the closing of ITT
Technical Institute, we contacted all veterans enrolled in that
school to assist them to continue their education," said Erica
Jeffries, Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
78 Illinois Veterans were enrolled with ITT Technical Institute, 13
were scheduled to graduate on September 4, 2016 and two veterans
were to start classes on September 6, 2016. The additional 63
student veterans had their studies disrupted. Dan Wellman,
Administrator for the IDVA Veterans Education and Training Section,
contacted all the student veterans to answer questions, offer
additional information about continuing their education, retrieving
student records and more. "As fellow veterans, we encourage all
veterans impacted to call us with any questions. We’re standing by
to assist," said Wellman.
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The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is also working to help all
displaced students across Illinois impacted by the closure of ITT Tech continue
their education though their local community college.
Student Veterans can contact the IDVA at (Within Illinois): 800-437-9824; Phone
(Out-of-State): 217-782-6641 or TDD: 217-524-4645. More contact information may
be found on our website –
[Illinois Department of Veteran