Thompson Statement on Closing of DuBois Business College

Sep 6, 2016

Washington, DC –U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) today issued the following statement, upon learning that the DuBois Business College (DBC) will soon close its doors after 131 years of serving students and employers.  In addition to the DBC main campus in DuBois, the school operates branch campuses in Huntingdon, Oil City and Philipsburg.

“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.”