Not long ago I graduated from Computertraining.com. I was supposed to get three certifications when I graduated but ended up only getting 1 and narrowly missing the 2nd by just a few points.
I went into this training with the assumption I would be given all the tools during and after this program to make myself successful. I am in my mind 20s and hit some hard times and decided to move back in with my grandmother to save money and go to school. I found computertraining.com and was instantly excited about the possibility of a new and exciting career. I fell directly for their trap. I did not quite have the money to pay for schooling and my grandmother said she would give me a couple thousand dollars to put toward the near 30k tuition cost on the condition I devote all my time 100% to school. I had an ok job but it was seasonal, sometimes and I had just gotten a furlough for a minimum of 8 months. Devoting all my time to this was going to be easy for me.
I did everything I was supposed to do. I did the right amount of hours of in class study, came before class to get a bit extra assistance. I was diligent in tracking down the so called career services representative for the school. I hit a rough patch where the information was not clicking and was not confident I could pass the final certification tests.
This was a few months into the program and my employer miraculously called me back and asked me to work. I was not prepared to work 16 hour days again making 12 dollars an hour and wanted to stay true to devote 100% time into school.
Not long after this, the instructor informs me that it is very rare for someone to graduate with all the certifications and usually about a year to a year and a half AFTER the program they will reach those certs and the "good money" does not come for some time after that. As crushed as I was, I pushed on, did not give up and still graduated with just 1 certification. I was hoping this would put me into a better paying job than my last one.
When I started working with their career assistance department, the only help I got was form emails about job postings on 3rd party websites and a resume template to use..oh, and a paper on what is the proper things to wear to an interview.
I ended up landing a job at Best Buy, for geek squad..making 9.50 an hour. I couldn't get any other job because I had no real experience and not enough certs. I transferred up to selling computers for Best buy just to make 10.50/hr. Obviously much less than what I was making and only working 33.5 hours a week, as opposed to 50 hour weeks at 12 dollars an hour. Now I have a car payment a HUGE student loan to take care of and not enough money to put gas in the car, pay for the car, pay for a nice suit to wear to an interview, not enough to pay my minimum loan balance. I am screwed.
I figured I would try to get back in touch with their career service person since initially I was told I would be able to come back for assistance, whenever as a computertraining.com graduate. NEVER have I received a call back or an email back.
I decided to call the sales person who phoned me to begin with. I called, left a message or 2 but never got a response. I decided to send an email. All I could get back from that was something that said, "I will forward your message on to my Director." So I decided to be proactive and call the Director person I met with way back then. Never have gotten a response to 6 voicemails and 17 emails.
Now, I look into the program again, asking general questions when I call their phone number and find that the tuition had DROPPED a whole lot since I left the program. This makes me more mad because I paid out the wazoo for something I never FULLY received. Now I can not get help from them finding other jobs, like they said I would when I enrolled. I have even left voicemail messages on their general mailbox during the non business hours thinking maybe it goes to someone who cares about what I am going through, I have yet to get a response from them either.
But I suppose it does not matter to ANYBODY at that so called school since they have my money and they dont care what happens to me anymore. Now I see they have a .edu domain name, they should burn in hell for that since .edu should be reserved for REAL education institutions.
I am at such a loss now because my ex-employer has no position for me since I turned them down when I was in school, thinking I was making something of myself. I feel like things would be much better if I disappeared from the face of the Earth because I feel like such a failure. The only thing that keeps me going is the woman who raised me, my grandmother. We only have each other.
Never go the computertraining.com.edu.scamu.edu. They will tell you anything you want to hear to get your money then leave you on the side of the road like a dead deer when they are done with you.
To hell with you computertraining.com, I hope you all burn in hell for what you have done to me and to what you have do to the countless other silent voices out there.