ITT Technical Institute recently opened its doors to the public to celebrate its move from Kentwood to a new facility in Metro Health Village in Wyoming. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by refreshments and tours of the 30,000-square-foot building that borders M-6. Director Dennis Hormel said the move occurred in November for the branch’s nearly 800 students.
The new building includes classrooms, the latest in computer equipment and a library, he said. “So far, it’s very good. We really like it,” Hormel said, noting the location is convenient for students and faculty coming from Grand Rapids and beyond for the post-secondary school’s six associate degree and eight bachelor’s degree programs. Those programs include information technology, electronics technology, drafting and design, business and criminal justice.
ITT Technical Institute is operated by ITT Educational Services Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Carmel, Ind. It has 105 ITT Technical Institute locations in 30 states and 61,000 students, and employs 8,000 people. Four campuses and two “learning sites” are located in Michigan. In January, the company reported a 16.8 percent revenue increase in 2008 compared to 2007, to just over $1 billion. Net income grew 33.9 percent to $203 million in 2008.