Techskills Complaint - Techskills = take your money and run
INDEPENDENCE, OHIO -- Beware of this school if they even still have the campus open in Independence, Ohio (was in existence as of 4-2011). I entered the MCSA program at the local Cleveland/ Independence campus and successfully completed my A+, Network+ and MCP 270 (XP) certifications but was booted out after 12 months for supposed slow progress which I appealed since I was 1/2 way through my 290 course and was told at my inception that I could get up to 18 months to complete all courses by the admissions advisor-who also resigned (a complete lie- get any extension promised at the inception of your agreement in writing not verbal). The appeal was denied for no valid reason. This campus has very high turnover. All staff and instructors with the exception of the admin/receptionist left in a 9 month period from the time I enrolled AND as the previous poster wrote there is no valid externship program through this campus. Run and keep running. I was promised the world and was left with crappy instructors who did not qualify explanations of any questions I had during the assigned labs. There was one extremely helpful, competent instructor in this group of incompetent clowns but he of course left midway thorough my schooling. If you can do labs independently with no instructor intervention then go for it. If you get tied up with technical questions related to the I. T. labs (especially the 290-291 server courses) then forget it. You will not receive adequate help. I have heard other Techskills campuses are o. k. (told this by a Techskills employee). But the Cleveland one is the epitome of a joke and they lost the Pearson Vue accreditation as a test center for CompTIA and Microsoft exams. I am now left to complete my 290-291 courses independently but still have not been able to negotiate the balance of the student loan to Techskills down to reflect responsibility only for the 3.5 out of 5 courses I was able to complete. Techskills will promise the world and deliver the bare minimum- and I write that using the term loosely. Good luck!