KB.. I work for an MTSO company. We hire a combination of experienced and new people. We like the mix because experienced people out of work often means there is a good reason they are not employed - not all the time of course, but too often they have issues. We like a blend of newbies and exp. Newbies usually have an excellent attitude.
We like the standards of curriculum set by the AHDI, such as the SUM program. We don't care if a school is approved by the AHDI because that is mostly buying an advertising spot on the AHDI site. The SUM program all by itself doesn't guarantee success. Personal attitude and effort is far more important to us. It comes out so clearly when we look at resumes.
We also like internships and personal instruction. We don't like the online only classes because the failure rate of graduates we have hired is too high. We think it is because the student works with a computer program instead of an instructor. Career Step is the main one we avoid.
As stated, we like Andrews except for no internship. We like Kaplan because of the SUM program, still no internship. We like Med Workshops because of the SUM program and internship. There, KB, you have the ones we like.
We don't like M-Tec now that it is owned by a big MTSO like we are. Plus no internship.