I applied to Everest College to do the ADDICTIONS COUNSELLING course offered. Upon completing the "evaluation" for entrance, I was told I scored very high, making me feel very proud, until I soon realized, everyone else in the school were pretty much told the same. That was my first bubble to be burst.
So I settled into class thinking it would be a good experience. Soon I realized I would pretty much be teaching myself. My "teachers" (2 in the course of a year) had so much curriculum to teach in such a short time, we were basically expected to teach ourselves from the course books. This was frustrating considering we had an exam and assignments every week. That was my second bubble burst.
With Everest's 4 intakes a year (how often they bring in new students), the class was constantly disrupted. I was very disappointed to find students were allowed to BRING THEIR CHILDREN INTO THE CLASSROOM. Topics discussing adult addictions are not meant for children, and children are not meant for adult learning classrooms.
I was then told I needed to complete CPR and First Aid training, which I also completed with "exceptional grades" LOL. Now my confidence was soaring!!! Until I found out that they lost all paperwork showing I ever took CPR training. This took several months to straighten out. More and more bubbles bursting.
Then I was told they would do everything within their power to get me a placement, but just in case, I should do some scouting. Which I did. And they didn't. I ended up getting my own placement, luckily.
Then I wrote my final exam. Received a verbal invitation to my graduation, and then was told there was NO ROOM FOR ME TO ATTEND MY OWN GRADUATION. (Which, by the way, was set up, served and cleaned up by the teachers.)
So thanks to Everest, I dished out $10, 000 and got NOTHING BUT DISAPPOINTMENT.
I NOW WORK IN AN ACCOUNTING JOB (that, I might add, I found by myself), PAYING BACK $10, 000.
- All Out Of Bubbles