Everest college is a scam and we are so screwed...this is a warning.
i feel sorry for myself that i am going to everest college here in toronto
i was laid off a few months ago, and wanted to find a way to further my education
since i was too late to register to a semestered school i opted for a career college,
back then i thougnt i had to start something before my employment insurance ran out
so i looked around got into a couple of interviews with different colleges
the presentation made at everest looked too good to be true and it was ...damn it was all a scam:
for 16, 000 loan (network administration program) that i now i have to pay back
1.i got a book list for all the courses/modules that i have to take.( i have to buy the books myself )
2.no instructor to guide you to do the work..he was there but your ignorance annoys him
3.can't ask questions in doing final projects..(i was told once "it is your project")
now you have students teaching other students what to do on their projects and hopefully you get it right.
besides the know-everything teachers, we have a school president who want to talk about himself...
he told us how he excelled in this and that..how he did this and that..well he didnt go to everest.
and if we talked about our problems with what is going on in the school...he talked about himself..again.
4.certification vouchers.. i have been waiting for 4 months now for 1 voucher, and i am almost done..
the school diploma is nothing without the industry certification, other students who graduated are still waiting..
anyway i am reading books on my own, i am doing projects on my own, getting lectures from youtube
i am behind in my so called self paced studies???..when i am trying to do everything on my own???
and with no one there to help us...how we survived this many months..i don’t know
well i admit i was scammed..and too embarrassed to tell my friends about it.. i tell them im ok
and everyone that complained..ends up getting dropped out of class or leaving the school
i am an old man, who's prospect for good employment has passed but i am trying everything i can
but this could be the last straw that breaks this old man's back..this time i think im really screwed.
i am stuck with this student loan, i still need to get the voucher i was promised, i am broke, no job
and at best i did all the studying on my own with no help from the teachers there,
i learned to do this the hard way, at the very least i know how to do this now
i could have done all this at the comforts of my soon-to-loose apartment.
I could have worked at McDonalds during the day and did all the reading that i wanted to do at night
maybe i wouldn’t have a loan to worry about and could have come out of this a wiser man.
everest college took advantage of my ignorance..i have to pay for that.. for a very long time
but what goes around comes around ...when that day comes i hope they pay big time