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Reviewed by: Yvette C
My son started Wyotech in Jan 2010, so far he is very disappointed. He says the class sizes are extremely large, therefore you are waiting forever to get things signed-off. He also states the study materials are very, very old. We would like to know will he every get his hands on a new diesel engine to work on or not? We are beginning to feel taken by this school.
Reviewed by: V N
My husband just recently started going to WyoTech in West Sacramento California. At first we thought it was a wonderful idea because working whith his hands is what he loves to do. He had the 3 major programs to choose from and he chose electrical because the admissions counsler(Sales Rep.) told us that the electrical field was "booming" and thats why they added that program. So we trusted her and what she was telling us. But we soon found out that what she said was a lie. 1st- During schooling they will help you find a job. 2nd- the ratio between hands on training and book work is about 60:40. 3Rd- After school is over they have "connections" with employers and they can get him into a job. We found out that helping to find a job means posting a paper with job opening in Sacramento, we live in Woodland. He is in his second modual and so far they have done no hands on work. And like I said, their idea of job placement is looking on simplyhired.com and refering all the students to the same place. That seems fair, but "job placement assistance" seems like it would be a little bit more then looking on simplyhired.com. Also, their admissions test consists of basic arithmatic and grammer. My husband is currently doing triganomatry. I find this incredibly hard to belive. I have all the faith in the world in him and I do belive that he can do it, but I go to a REAL liberal arts accredited university, and he is doing more book work then I am. WHERE DOES ALL THE "HANDS ON" WORK COME INTO PLAY? I think there is something going on here and I don't appreciate being lied to by WyoTech. I'm concerned about their real motives. To make matters worse, my husband and I recently went onto Caljobs.ca.gov as well as craigslist.com and Yahoo Hot Jobs to see if anybody is hiring for electrictians in Woodland or Sacramento, we found none. Another thing is the car pooling. The sales rep. sold the car pool idea as if there were tons of people comming from everywhere and carpooling was available to everybody; however, when he looked for somebody to car pool with he realized that there is nobody going to WyoTech in our area at the same time. Car pooling isn't absolutly necessary for him but it would have been nice.
Another thing that I noticed is how scantly clad the sales reps dress. The women at least. I noticed this when we went to visit the school. Most of the sales reps. were young hot women with cleavage and high heels on. I don't think people would see this and think anything of it, but think about it, WyoTech, in West Sacramento, is mostly marketing to young me. Their programs consist of cars, cars, and electrician. Is this a coincidece or a stratigic marketing ploy??
Reviewed by: Mike D
Just judging by some of the poor reviewers, I am wondering if it was the school or the student that was the problem. I know many WyoTech Grads who are incredibly well to do now. Like anything in life, you only get out of it what you put into it. If you go too the school expecting them to transfuse the knowledge into you, it won't work out. If, on the other hand, you work hard and try, you'll become one of their many success stories!!!
Reviewed by: Travis C
i attened wyotech in 2009, i had exceptional grades and near perfect attendance, the truth of the matter is they train you to be an apprentice because its impossible to become proficient in 9 months, therefore you have to get hired by a company that is willing to train you under a technician and work with you for some time until you learn all aspects of teh job, however with todays economy companies cannot afford to work with technicians on the skill levels wyotech presents and are only hiring experienced technicians, it is almost impossible to perfrom up to speed in the workforce today with just an education from Wyotech. i was certified in many aspects of collision technology that i had never done or even had a full understanding of, therefore when companies reviewed my resume they saw a lot of things that were false. i do not recommend attending wyotech to anybody who does not already have experience in the automotive field
Reviewed by: michael G
michael-- i just graduated from wyotech last month and sooo far cant get a job. the school has its ups and downs but overall it was the rite thing to do even though im jobless at this time the school is helping me find one. it is expensive but if your willing to take out a lone i think you mite like your experience. and yes you are treated like kids they treat you like a boss dose in the field so if you cant follow directions then dont go. other wise if you can you can learn a lot.
Reviewed by: m M
i am in wyotech at the very moment that i am writing this. we are standing around becasue there is nothing to do. this place is a huge waste of time.
Reviewed by: john W
matthew H. is correct. Wyotech in Long Beach, CA (Electrical program) is too much money.
After you get into the program, you find out they have very little budget for lab supplies. So, alot of the equipment in the labs is junk.
Reviewed by: matthew H
I graduated wyotech on 12-19-08. As for as I'm concerned it was a waste of time and money. I learned some things but it was not even close to worth the money or hassle. It's nothing but a bunch of built up hype. All lies and ALOT of money. They don't do anything for you. They treat you like kids. Do alot of research before you decide on going. Make sure you know exactly what your getting into. DON'T GO TO WYOTECH!!!s
Reviewed by: W C
Ok so a lot of you on here complain about all these horrible things about Wyotech. Well I am 18 years old and I am a current student at Wyotech. The only things wrong with Wyotech is the student. Wyotech provides all the key things needed to train for a successful career. Sure sometimes the classes are big but with personal experience, there is plenty of time to get things signed off and plenty of hands on work. All I hear are complaints but all you have to do is put in your full effort. I have noticed how my grade changes when I actually read the books a little compared to when I just go to class. When I actually read it helps to understand the lectures and helps my test scores go up. So basically quit being lazy and DO WORK, it is the only way you will find yourself getting good grades.
Reviewed by: richard t, Certificate
I am a current student @ wyotech in Daytona Beach. The only complaints I have is the cost of tuition is extremely high for what yuo get. What students dont understand is that this school only prepares you for a career in the motorcycle industry, you will still be required to seek training once you have been hired at a dealership, that goes for any field!
My second complaint is the fact that they will take anybody as a student , they should have a testing procedure to weed out those who cant grasp common sense and are a potential danger to other students. It seams that atleast 25% of the student body is on parole or probation, which they bring this mentality in to the school
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