A warning to anyone considering enrolling in associated training services heavy equipment operator training program,
dont waste your time or money on these deceptive crooks!!!
I enrolled in the program and 3 years later and still have not
found employment in this field.the staff at the school tell you how easy it is to get into.I Assure it is not.excavating companies are some what hostile to people on the outside trying
to get in. the point is you either have to know someone or be born into a family that owns a excavating business.
the school actualy teaches very little skills that translate,
into tasks that you would use on the job.you do a lot of
mathamatical calculations that just take a lot of time.
and give you no skills.also they charge you $450 dollars
for the required manuels for the course /BIG RIP OFF!!!
They also hype up the so called job placement they offer to
students.what it actually consists of is a printout of excavating contractors in the area you live in.
what a joke! I can do the same thing by looking in the phone book.also the job placement person is rude and unhelpfull.
the hands on training on the equipment was a joke. basicly
you went out and dug holes and filled them in while the instructors sat in their trucks on their asses offering no
advice.no instruction on how to work the equipment with respect
to following info on grade stakes (cut or fill)
The financial assistance is also a scam 19%interest
they really pressure students to finance with them.
students can also finance their room and board at a residence
hotel also owned by them.I unfortunately fell for their crap.
the hotel owned by them is called the Watertower residence Inn.
they treat the students like children.not grown men.
no alcohol allowed they didnt change the linen for a week.
this school also has a bad reputation in sun prarie.
people i talked to in town all said associated training schools
many of the companies i have sought employment with have heard
about associated, and they all said the same thing, that you picked the wrong school. they dont teach you any thing.
AVOID THESE RIPOFF SCUMBAGS!!!!