College’s Abrupt Closing Raises Questions

The abrupt closure of Westech College in Southern California marks the latest in a string of failed for-profit trade schools – a disappearing act sparking debate over whether there’s a growing training gap for those seeking skilled work.

Westech — with campuses in Fontana, Moreno Valley and Victorville — shut its doors over the weekend because of financial problems, leaving roughly 500 stunned students scrambling to get tuition refunds or to transfer their credits to other schools.

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