• Report: #669171

Complaint Review: CDI College

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  • Submitted: Tue, December 07, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, November 24, 2012

  • Reported By: klc2241 — Oshawa Ontario Canada
CDI College
Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario Canada

CDI College Everest College/ Corinthian College Inc.- Barrie, ONT misrepresented information, statistics, took massive student loan, bad reputation of school emerged & discounts diploma's, poor quality education & instructors Barrie, Ontario Canada

*Consumer Comment: Time to Take Responsibility

*Consumer Comment: currently going to cdi in ontario

*Consumer Comment: My Story

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I was suckered in by the telephone calls everyday, the friendly over-accommodating representatives, the flashy advertising. "Earn your diploma fast & start working right away", "our teachers have real world, hands on experience in the jobs you want to be doing", "98% post graduate employment rates", "hurry and enroll the spots are filling fast", received call stating there was "only one spot left in my course".. I fell for all of it.

The rep. secured my $15,000 OSAP loan quickly and without explaining anything to me. Upon graduation I begged and pleaded for jobs. I finally secured a entry level position at the rate of $12/hour, no pension, benefits. I subsequently left that job due to the stress of the work environment and lack of advancement available. I continued looking for work until I ended up waitressing for over a year until I signed on with a placement agency and moved to Toronto, where I obtained a position as a receptionist. I have sent out endless amounts of resumes.

I decided I needed more education to advance anywhere in my profession. I applied to UIOT, Oshawa and was refused any transfer credits or acknowledgment for my CDI diploma, I have to start in year one. I contacted Universities and Colleges across Canada and not one public institution acknowledges or recognizes the CDI education. I began to do further research and was incredibly alarmed to find that I was not the only one who had experienced this hardship. I have paid my OSAP loan monthly for the last 4 years while waitressing and will be for the next 8 since I am unable to secure a position where I can pay more than $100/month off. I digress.

The media reports, fraud alerts, endless people complaining and out-crying about the exact same thing I am struggling with, lack of competitive value in the diploma, mitigated by the extensive poor feedback. Many people I have read about sued and won. I feel completely victimized and as if I was brainwashed. I was a vulnerable 18 year old with no direction or parental guidance. I enrolled in a school that offered 'accredited, intensive education allowing grads into the workplace sooner', yet they failed to mention they are unrecognizable in the eyes of any public institution and therefore is useless for future career education. They also failed to mention employers would laugh in my face regarding my education choice. I feel as though I have little recourse although am considering consulting a lawyer.

Any further information or comments are welcome!


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#1 Consumer Comment

Time to Take Responsibility

AUTHOR: NursingStudent - (Canada)

at what point do you take responsibility for yourself? School is a tool to help you move forward and is not intended to solve all your problems. you still need to work hard, take initiative and ownership over your future. noone is going to hand you an amazing job that is super easy. if you want to go places and succeed in life you have to put some effort in. don't blame everyone else for your failures.
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#2 Consumer Comment

currently going to cdi in ontario

AUTHOR: CDI Student - (Canada)

i am enrolled at cdi right now and there are really bad things happening right now students are being kicked out of the school for complaining to the campus director to the minsitry other students are being threatened that they will be kicked out if they do not stop complaining. this is in my opinion against the law and it is intimidation and bullying to make the rest of the students feel afraid and scared. CDI is such BS the course I am taking now the instructor was teaching at everest before and was most likely fired fom there a few years back.This is crazy and needs to ake the news and some lawyers should also hear about this.
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My Story

AUTHOR: Gayle1976 - (Canada)

hello My name is Gayle and I attended the Campus in South Calgary Alberta. I was wondering if you have ever gotten any results on the case. if you would like to know about my story please call me at 403 404 4595
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