HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Keystone Technical Institute, a family-owned career training school based in suburban Harrisburg, announced Monday that it is closing immediately and will not continue to the next term.
KTI president David Snyder said it has become impossible to maintain the institution financially. He said declining enrollment and increased regulatory cost have put KTI in a financial position that it “can no longer do what it has loved doing.”
“Enrollment declines have hit higher education across the state over the last few years, including KTI,” Snyder said in a statement. “In addition, the federal government significantly increased regulation on career schools across the country.”
Snyder said KTI will help students find other career training schools where their earned credits may be accepted.
KTI employed about 50 faculty and staff at its location off Linglestown Road in Lower Paxton Township. Its post-secondary degree programs included medical assisting, dental assisting, computers, construction trades, and culinary arts.
“Many of our students were first-time students making positive change in their life that would benefit their families,” Snyder said. “This is most heart-breaking of this unfortunate closing.”