Complaint Review: New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Frauds, Ripoffs, Scam artists Gainesville FL
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I, too, was a victim of these scam artists. Like a previous report, I was also searching for IT jobs and never once went directly to the New Horizons website. It was only after I applied for a job that I received a call from a "recruiter" from New Horizons. I spoke with him for a bit and listened to his spiel about the training classes they offered. I was hesitant due to the cost. They told me about different programs at the different prices and I, initially, was interested in enrolling in the training that was a little over $14K. I was told that the certifications in that program would only get me a help desk job at around $16/hr. I was strong-armed into signing up for the $25,500 program for which the certifications could get me a job making between $50 and $60K. The "recruiter" saw on my resume that I had no IT background other than a help desk position I had when I first got out of college. But that was only for about 7 months. The majority of my career experience had been spent in health care.
I went through all their classes and took my first certification test, CompTIA Network+, in October 2013. I passed it the first time, but only barely. I then took the Security+ certification test in January 2014 and passed it.
I took the Windows 7 certification test last week and miserably failed it. The large majority of the questions were geared towards people who would have had career experience with Windows 7 OS, something that I was not told by anyone at New Horizons. I am not going to take the test again because I don't have $150 to pay. Why would I anyway only to fail it again? So I'm in debt $25500+ with nothing to show for it, all because the only thing New Horizons is interested in is making a quick buck.
And don't even get me started on their so-called "Career Placement" department. I've dealt with them and all they could tell me is to give them some names of contacts at different companies in Arkansas and they would contact them to see if they had any jobs they could try to get for me. Sorry, but I am not going to do your job for you. These people need to be shut down so they don't rip any more people off. I will be searching for a lawyer to try to sue them.
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