In response to the closure of the ITT training facility in Wilmington and ITT students contacting Middlesex Community College for assistance with their education, MCC will host a Walk-In Registration & Consultation session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 9, at the Lowell Campus Cowan Center, 33 Kearney Square. The event is open to the public and no appointment is necessary.

As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts works together to find solutions to assist the ITT students, Middlesex has been working with its local, state and federal legislators to seek ways to provide ongoing services to the impacted ITT students.

In light of the sudden closing of all 137 campuses of the ITT Technical Institute, including two in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) is working with 15 campuses to offer support and assistance to all affected students. These abrupt closures are dislodging more than 35,000 students from their programs nationwide, including hundreds here in the Bay State.

Massachusetts Community Colleges are ready to partner with the U.S. Department of Education, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to assist these former-ITT students. We urge all displaced ITT students in Massachusetts to contact your local community college to be advised on your educational transition options.

“The students at ITT have been placed in an unfortunate situation, but we at Middlesex, like the rest of the community colleges in the state, are prepared to step in to assist those displaced students with options to finding ways to continue with their education,” said MCC President James Mabry.

“It’s great to see Middlesex Community College stepping up to help ITT students,” said U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. “The Education Department was right to put a stop to ITT’s deceptive practices, and now it’s important that we help Massachusetts students who were victims of ITT’s fraud,” Senator Warren said. “MCC is showing the way as they help ITT students navigate their options so that they can restart or finish their education, and I hope community colleges across the country will follow their lead.”

“My office stands ready to assist the ITT Technical Institute students impacted by the recent campus closings and who are looking for answers during this confusing time. First and foremost our focus should be on helping these students avoid financial penalty and find a path forward to complete their education,” said Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, 3rd District. “Middlesex Community College deserves great credit for stepping in to assist with their expertise and valuable offerings, and their actions demonstrate once again what a great partner they are to our community and the Commonwealth.”

“I’m grateful to the faculty and staff at Middlesex Community College (MCC) for offering their support and assistance to ITT Technical Institute students as a result of the Institute’s sudden closure,” said Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA). “Local community colleges like MCC provide a high-quality education, and we’re fortunate to have their presence in our Bedford community.”

“I have nothing but gratitude to express to the staff and faculty of Middlesex Community College who have made themselves and their expertise available to the students who have been displaced by ITT Technical Institute’s closure. I encourage all students who find themselves in these unfortunate circumstances that have resulted from this closure to reach out to MCC or my office at James.Miceli@mahouse.gov or 617-722-2305 if any guidance or assistance is needed,” said Representative James R. Miceli, 19th Middlesex District, who represents Wilmington.

During the Walk-In Registration & Consultation session, students can get more information about MCC’s more than 70 degree and certificate programs, and learn about financial aid and other student support services – including tutoring, career counseling and disability support.

Prospective students will be able to meet with admissions counselors and fill out an application; qualified students can register for courses. Placement testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students can also learn about MCC’s many transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities. Transfer counseling and transfer-credit evaluation will also be available. (Transfer students should bring their transcripts.)

For more information about MCC’s Walk-In Registration & Consultation session, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu