TechSkills Complaint - Stay away from TechSkills!
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- This has to be one of the worst experiences I have had trying to enhance my education. I found the installation online and decided to see what it was all about. I was contacted by one of the admissions specialist on a Monday. I appreciated his fast response but told him I was out of town for business and would not be able to attend an orientation until NEXT Monday. He seemed to understand the situation and said he’ll call me next week. The very next day (and every day after that) he called and tried to get me in for an orientation. Needless to say I was getting pretty frustrated.
Next Monday rolled around and I showed up for orientation. Not only was he half an hour late to his own meeting, he asked me to wait in the lobby for another 10 minutes while he set up. He finally called me in and sat me down. He handed me a package with information on how much money I can make if I get these certifications. First of all, I made more than what he was showing me and second, I felt it was a little unprofessional and insulting to throw numbers in my face. I came to his meeting to learn what their school has to offer. Gaining a certification from ANY school will help bring in more money, not just TechSkills.
It finally came down to the cost of the class. My goal was to gain a certification in two courses. The total cost of the two classes would be $7500. I was extremely shocked at the price. He was insisting that I sign up for a loan with a 12% interest rate. It was like I was buying a car! I dismissed myself and told him I wanted to think about it.
I went home and started researching other schools. I found an installation, a very reputable one, that offers the same courses for a total of $2800. The next morning he called and asked if I made up my mind. I told him that I found a school that offers the same courses for almost $5k less than what they are offering and I needed more time to actually research the school. After I mentioned that, he started pouting! He was whining how TechSkills was the best and I’m dumb for going with another school. He stated that I will get a horrible education and he hung up the phone! What type of professional does that?? Two weeks later he sends me an email that literally said, “So are you going to go with the other school or what? I need to know so I can leave you alone.” I just replied, “Yes. Thanks for your help.”
I’m not sure if these guys get paid on commission or what, but my experience was ridiculous. I DO NOT recommend this school. There are many installations out there whose priority is getting you a good education, not emptying your pocket. I am glad I didn’t sign up with TechSkills.