Is Gwinnett Technical college worth the cost?

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stdntadvct in Lawrenceville, Georgia

19 months ago

Most people would agree that technical schools give you a better bang for your buck. This may be true when you consider the ever increasing costs of 4 year institutions. What is missing in this equation is the lack of jobs the schooling is intended to fulfil. By law, the school must provide a "Gainful Employment Record" which reports the percentage of students that went on to gainful employment after school. The problem wih these reports is the skewed method they use to report the results which artificially inflates the numbers. Try to ask them how they arrived at their figures. Many of the calls I made went unanswered. Moreover, the contracts the schools have with these employers are only setup to provide benefits to the school and the employer in the form tax breaks and grants for "providing" jobs or "educating" the "workforce". This rhetoric is not only false, but dangerous. It does nothing to help the public with jobs. It only fleeces the government of more and more of "our" tax money. This arrangement also creates another non-benefit for the public (students) - Let's say you're in a 2 year program for a medical degree and you get into a disagreement with a teacher. What are the chances you'll be working in that field after graduation? Of course you won't know whether you'll be blacklisted or not and you will only find this out after you paid all that money for tuition and can't seem to get an interview. As one student told me that went through the radiography program at Gwinnett Technical College, the director would occasionally remind the students that employers and the school maintain "listservs" which the school and employer swap comfidential information including information regarding students. Unfair? Unethical? You decided. You may want to decide before you waste 2 years if your life and $15,000. Is it worth the cost now?

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