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    Are trainers accountable for employment?

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    by jdclyde ·

    Jobless Woman Sues College for Tuition
    http://news.aol.com/article/jobless-woman-trina-thompson-sues-monroe/599791

    While I think it is silly, since she has only been out since April, and it doesn’t say what she has done to seek employment, but it does bring up a good point.

    A lot of people were getting directed into the Cisco Accadamy as “You can make a lot of money”, and after a few semesters people would drop like flies. Cisco one of eight, started out with four classes with 24 students. At the end of the run at Cisco eight, there were only eight of us left.

    If a college or place that provides cert training, what is their obligation to provide you with employment?

    What if you never learned the topic well, or just don’t interview well?

    Are they also held accountable for a down market?

    It will be interesting to see what the courts say.

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    • #2760474

      Only in as much as

      by tonythetiger ·

      In reply to Are trainers accountable for employment?

      they do what they said they’d do.

    • #2760473

      No obligation to provide employment

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Are trainers accountable for employment?

      Unless the contract guarantees employment. No training center or school can guarantee employment.

    • #2760467

      Computer Training dot com

      by notsochiguy ·

      In reply to Are trainers accountable for employment?

      As I mentioned in a different thread, I’m not surprised by the lawsuit itself, just with the defendant (college/university) cited.

      Nothing causes me to grip the steering wheel tighter than “You could be on your way to a $50,000 job after only 6 months” coming onto the radio.

      • #3002976

        IT Schools

        by marie.truman ·

        In reply to Computer Training dot com

        Those advertisements make me cringe and very angry. The commercials make it sound like a piece of cake and that you are guaranteed a job after completion. One school in particular makes me cringe as it reminds me of the “valley girl” stereo type. “Like, oh my god, I so want to barf….”

        • #3002975

          Only male enhancement commercials…

          by notsochiguy ·

          In reply to IT Schools

          …are worse, in my opinion. I’ll defend them a little by stating that they have to trend tacky due to the nature of the product.

          IT schools have no such defense. Just terrible!

        • #3002933

          A big difference

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Only male enhancement commercials…

          they have hard facts to back up their claims….

        • #3002899

          [u]IF[/u]

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to A big difference

          they have hard facts to back up their claims….

        • #2818809

          Re: male enhancement

          by michaeljonson ·

          In reply to Only male enhancement commercials…

          How do they come up with the names for these things? Male Enhancer  I mean come on! Anyway guys, if you really wanna feel confident about getting it up every time, I can recommend on a product called Virection that I use daily. It’s natural and you don’t need a prescription for it. Give it a shot?

    • #2760459

      Depends on Advertising

      by larryd4 ·

      In reply to Are trainers accountable for employment?

      Most acredited colleges and universities do not advertise anything about job placement. They may advertise job fairs that bring employers in to the school to meet the graduating student body, but they wouldn’t open themselves up to guarenteeing job placement.

      Now the technology schools, diploma or otherwise, run themselves on that fine line, when they advertise free placement assistance.

      Schools are not responsible for job placement.

      But if you can prove that the schools curriculm or educators did not cover backbone curriculum, resulting in the students inability to land a job, then thats another story.

      • #3002977

        I often hear about percent of graduates finding a job

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Depends on Advertising

        of course, many of those hire their own graduates to artificially boost the placement.

        • #3002964

          There’s one around here

          by ganyssa ·

          In reply to I often hear about percent of graduates finding a job

          that boasts of the percentage of graduates who are employed. Of course, they are very careful to word it in such a way that they can take credit for those students who were employed the whole way through school.

          Since they have mostly part-time students, it’s not very impressive. I guess it makes a good sound byte, though, and it is technically accurate, although misleading.

    • #3002903

      They should have a placement office

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to Are trainers accountable for employment?

      nothing more.

      What the student does with that is up to the student.

      Why will I not be surprised to find this woman took none of the steps the college’s Career Advancement (read: Placement) office recommended?

    • #3002889

      I’m guessing

      by jamesrl ·

      In reply to Are trainers accountable for employment?

      But with a little bit of memory of contract law classes here;

      She will lose. There was no contract that said they would place here in a job, only the offer of job hunting assistsance.

      James

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