New Jersey residents looking for jobs in technology fields have another educational gateway available to them.
ITT Educational Services Inc. announced Thursday it has opened an ITT Technical Institute in Marlton, the first for the company in New Jersey.
The college has three schools of study, focusing on information technology, electronics technology, and drafting and design, for students to obtain associate’s degrees in applied sciences.
“I think our members often value the skills set that community colleges offer, and those are certainly only two year degrees and they’re very, very valuable,” said Maxine Ballen, CEO of the New Jersey Technical Council.
Ballen said the facility will have to compete for students with other technical schools like DeVry Institute, at which she says her constituents “take advantage” of unique course offerings.
“I think we have many fine schools in New Jersey already dispensing training for IT workers — but with that said, I feel that there’s been a shortage of skilled IT workers in the last several years to fully staff and support our members’ growth,” Ballen said. “If this new service will support the continued growth of our members, we’re all for it.
“Clearly they must have done their homework to realize there was a need for them,” Ballen said, with middle management staffing needed among the council’s members.
Classes will begin later this month at the Marlton location. New Jersey is the 38th state to welcome ITT.