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Entries Tagged as 'Questionable trade school practices'

Apprenticeship program completion percentages low

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments

The Ontario ombudsman reports that apprenticeship programs in that province have a low completion rate.
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Is it a better guarantee of success if people go to trade school?

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Trade school scam investigated

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

A trade school in Chicago (not represented on Trade School World) is being investigated for misleading students “about job placement and hands-on experience.”
the story is here.

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Tags: Questionable trade school practices · Trade schools & legal issues

New Brunswick career college closed by police

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Macleans magazine is carrying a story of a career college that has closed under mysterious circumstances. Read more.

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Questionable trade school Silver State Helicopters may face enquiry

May 25th, 2008 · No Comments

This is a story we have been following with some interest:
In part to help protect against more sham/scam trade schools and to investigate whether scammed trade school students can get some financial recompense, a US senator wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Silver State Helicopters’ business practices.
Senator Bill Nelson,  a member of the Senate’s [...]

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Tags: Questionable trade school practices · Trade Schools

Trade school shams and the dangers of unaccredited schools

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Excellent article from Higher Ed Watch concerning the dangers of attending an unaccredited trade school. It discusses the fallout from the collapse of Silver State Helicopters in Nevada.
Read about trade school shams to beware of.

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Silver State Helicopters gets grounded

February 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After less than two years in business, a Provo, Utah aviation training school has grounded to a halt. Silver State Helicopters was a private organization operating flight academies at over 30 locations. Yesterday, it filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. They closed doors this past Sunday.
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CDI College name change and more thoughts on Corinthian Colleges

December 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

CDI College in Canada announced that it has changed names to Everest College of Business, Technology and Health Care. CDI/ Everest is part of Corinthian Colleges which has suffered some controversy as noted elsewhere in this blog. And in fact, if you Google CDI College, page one of results turns up several blogs and a [...]

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Corinthian Colleges can’t stay out of the news

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Corinthian Colleges is the largest chain of trade and career schools in North America. It is publicly traded (NASDAQ: COCO) with happy shareholders still beaming about the last quarterly report announcing the company has increased profits again, this time with a net income of $1.95 million ($0.02 per share) compared to $1.40 million for the [...]

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