• Report: #437696

Complaint Review: CDI College

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  • Submitted: Wed, March 25, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, February 28, 2013

  • Reported By:abbotsford British Columbia
CDI College
31838 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada

CDI College CDi College is a waste of money. all i can say is 1000s of lawsuites and pissed off students and still in business.When do we Wake up? Abbotsford British Columbia

*UPDATE Employee: Minor clarification...

*Consumer Comment: CDI College - bby was awesome

*Consumer Comment: Fake school, ALL prop!

*Author of original report: CDI College

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This report is to warn upcoming students. CDI College is a waste of money. Their courses are not instructor led and they charge more than any accredited college or university.

CDI college has wronged me personnaly and i am currently persueing legal action, Media and this awsome site.

All you get at cdi are the follwing; A desk, The books (which you payfor on top of your tuition)and a old computer that they claim is what helps you learn.

DO IT AT HOME. Save your self 15 gs and buy the books from your local chapters and do the tests.

I have attended at the CDI college in BC and got nothing more than Racism, Greef and neglect.

Save your money this is a rip off

The student
abbotsford, British Columbia
Canada


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#1 UPDATE Employee

Minor clarification...

AUTHOR: Former Instructor - ()

I have been a CDI employee (instructor) for almost 10 years now, and will soon be happily unemployed. Why? Because I cannot stand to work for such an unethical company, president, regional VPs, and campus directors... to say nothing of all the lies told to students by the admission reps.

When I was first hired - it was with the old CDI (Canadian owned and grown), before they were bought out by Corrintian College Inc of the US, then micromanaged into the ground only to be sold to the Eminata group whose owner has a fake (honorary) degree - and just uses the local companies as a front to rip-off the Canadian govermnent (via student loans that will most likely never be paid back) and to send the money to Korea to show what a wonderful "Christian" he is.

The old motto used to be: "When student's succeed - We succeed." Which meant the business success was built of helping students do well and then refer their friends and acquaintances.

The new motto of: "We change lives through education." Basically means for a lot of students that they get a second rate education (at best) and end up with a huge student loan to pay back. Yup, big lesson learned.

If the students are fortunate to get a great instructor (and there are lots) their instructor will probably get minimal support from the college heirarchy, and will probably not last long. When I was first hired, the person who had been there the shortest amount of time had seven years seniority. Now, the students are lucky if their instructors actually stay to teach the whole program and most instructors only teach a few courses or only last for a few months until they can find a better job.

I could say a whole lot more, but will be saving my ten years worth of dirt for possibly a wrongful dismissal law suite.

How did such a great company go so wrong? I think when the focus changed from quality to greed - with the new owners - everything was doomed from that point on.

Do some students succeed? Yes, absolutely based on their own efforts. Any degree or diploma is just a foot in the door to a job. From that point on, it is always up to the student to prove themself and their learning. I just wish the college bwould become more student focused again, and actually help the students succeed, rather than the graduates not even being able to get practicums as "CDI is not or (no longer) recognized." (A very common experience for students to hear from prospective employers.)

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#2 Consumer Comment

CDI College - bby was awesome

AUTHOR: Kokiri - (Canada)

That is unfortunate that you've had that experience. My experience at the Burnaby Campus was so different. My instructors were there the entire time guiding us.

Just a few points with your post though, no school provides you with your books. I have friends in different universities and colleges. None of them provided them wth their books either. 

Curtis, I have found that you cant just submit resumes and expect people to call you. You must go outt here and try and ask people you knw!. We have a prettty horrible economy, handing out resumes isnt enough. Everyone is having issues finding a job no matter where theyve gone to school.

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Fake school, ALL prop!

AUTHOR: Curtis - (Canada)

I notice people seem to complain about the sub-standard classrooms and computers etc.  What about the fact that most of the "teachers" are not specialists and that each wham-bam-thank-you-maam, done in 2 weeks "module" is not enough to cover even the most basic of basic concepts?!  How can anyone who goes to one of these 6 month skoolz expect to compete with grads from REAL 4-6 year university degree programs and 2-3 year grads from REAL colleges?!  The problem is that the marketing these BUSINESSES do gives people down on their luck the illusion of hope.  They use big key words like CAREER, FAST-TRACK, POTENTIAL etc.  I got sucked in and I paid for it with time and money.  No one hires grads from these places....at least not in the field of study.  To be honest the course work was GENERAL level high-school material AT BEST!  I already knew most of what was being taught in these modules anyways and they only reason I stuck it out was becasue they told us about jobs we would get upon graduating and salaries we could make and that employers recruited grads from the school.....etc....(none of these actually came even close to happening!)  I had never seen any employees and the only job they ever posted was for a part-time secretary postion for a touch above minimum wage.  Not the 60,000 dollar a year salary we were told we could get out managing mine workers or something(thats the best I can remember it, No CID grad would EVER make anything near 60Gs anyways!)  I no longer put the place on my resume as it seemingly is not a good thing.  After handing out 300+ resumes and volunteering to work for no money to gain experience, NOT a single employer called to offer me any job for any position in business I apllied for.  I have no criminal record, have never been fired and am generally a good worker.  Who the heck wants to better their chances at getting minimum wage jobs like fast-food or retail.  We dont need to pay 10,000 plus dollars for that junk.  It is just an easy way out in the short term, problem is , once you do graduate trying to pay back the loan is hard when it is next to impossible to find employement.  What a joke.....
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AUTHOR: The student - (Canada)

I am writing this correspondence to outline multiple persistent incidents that have occurred on the Abbotsford Campus of CDI College a member of EMINATA Group. Prior to my enrolment to CDI College I was led to believe that my course of Network Administrator would be instructor led. Further to my enrolment I have realized that the course was not instructor led. Rather CDI provides nothing more than a desk and learning material. The Information technology instructor was juggling teaching between several different courses. I did not know CDI was required to have an instructor lead the course. I have all relevant documentation and witnesses regarding any and all accusations. There have been numerous incidents where racial slurs have been uttered against me. These events have been appropriately documented with the campus which was ignored by the campus Coordinator Ms Kim French. These incidents have been occurring on a regular basis for over three (3) months. In addition, threats against my person were uttered and I consider these to be pertinent and immediate threats. As a result of this altercation on February 13, 2009, I was wrongfully terminated.
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