DBC to close; Thompson issues statement

Staff Writer

On Tuesday, DuBois Business College announced that, after 131 years, it would be closing its doors. Upon hearing the news, U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement:

“DuBois Business College has served as a valuable resource that has aligned students with careers for more than a century. Today’s announcement is troubling, yet I have been reassured that students will be welcomed at other local institutions, in order to finish their studies.

“Situations like this are often complicated by over burdensome federal regulations that have been making it harder and harder for schools like DuBois Business College to operate. In addition to reigning in federal overreach, my commitment remains to closing the skills gap through workforce training and I stand ready to assist the community in identifying the best ways to provide quality educational opportunities for students, job-seekers and those looking to better their lives.”

More details will appear in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.