Our statement regarding article in the Dallas Morning News:

The following statement is from CCST Executive Director Jerry Valdez:

The Career Colleges & Schools of Texas (CCST) is extremely disheartened to learn of the abrupt closing and abhorrent allegations of fraud by Retail Ready Career Center in Garland. Retail Ready Career Center is not a member of CCST and we do not condone the school’s actions or the way the closing was handled, including the lack of transparent communications and poor timing. We are proud of the commitment that career schools in our state and across the country have made to veterans and we do not want the actions of one campus to blemish the strong relationship we have forged with vets over the years. The mission of career schools is to provide students with not only the opportunity for a lifelong career, but to use that career to change their lives. We look forward to continuing this mission in the time ahead.

View our statement about the initial closing announcement here.


Media Contact:

Jerry Valdez