Structural Welder/Welding Instructor (Former Employee) – Mobile, AL – March 13, 2019
The staff could not have been nicer. Enjoyed working with the students in the welding field. Glad that i played apart in there career choice they made. Director was very good an knowledgeable about what he was doing. For the most part miss my students and staff.
Welding School was Great
Sad the students and staff had to go through what they did.
College Recruiter (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – February 27, 2019
A typical day at work was calling leads that were generated by internet or walk-ins, interview face to face, tour college, prepare enrollment process with info about financial aid and also following up daily on prospective students. Management was constantly changing, however...I was able to adjust regardless of who was in management position. We were a very professional environment and handled things in a professional manner at all times. The most enjoyable part of my day is when I see that I made a difference in a student's life either by them starting school the first day or when I see them walk across the stage and graduate. The hardest part about my job at Virginia College is when we slowly seen our company struggle thru legal issues until it eventually closed down in December 2018.
Free lunch served when the team made goals, great co-workers and mangers
At the peak Virginia College would have had a 5 star rating from me.
MBC Program Director (Former Employee) – Bossier City, LA – February 5, 2019
Before the acquisition of several schools in the last couple of years VC was a wonderful school to work at as well as to attend. There were many changes very suddenly and the market nor the corporation could withstand the changes.
the College is now closed. However, while I was there (14 years), it was a love hate relationship. At the campus level it was amazing. We all worked to together and they were truly a second family. I also had many friends at the corporate level. However, through my tenure there, the college went through several restructures where people were laid off without warning. Also, at the highest levels of corporate, in my opinion, they lost the company vision and started to devalue the employees
Great at the campus, everyone cared for the students and each other
Adjunct Instructor, Health Sciences Department (Former Employee) – Homework,Al – January 23, 2019
Adjunct part time instructor teaching basic medical office procedures and billing techniques regarding different payers. Classroom setting very relaxed and cozy for the students. The hardest part of the job was the syllabus planning and nightly reviewing of material. The enjoyable part was seeing my students employed at The Kirklin Clinic.
Director of Career Development (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – January 21, 2019
This institution closed its doors due to corporate mismanagement. Ecotech Institute was my campus that employed many fine professionals. The mission of Ecotech was inspiring and focused. The corporate owners of this college did not align with Ecotech's mission. They were remote and lacked knowledge in what our day-to-day operations demanded. In the end, they acrued $47 million in debt, so our accrediting agency pulled its support
Help Desk Technician (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – January 20, 2019
I have a hobbyist’s passion and curiosity when it comes to technology. Working hello desk at a college is one of the best ways to gain professional knowledge. Computers are were my passion is. In addition to continually reading about technology online, at home for fun, I would install the latest operating systems, try to connect old Linux vr boxes and PCs on the same local area network, and so on. I was able to amass this incredible body of knowledge because he loved to play with it, make it work, break it, and start over. This allowed me to compare my technical skills with the skills in the job descriptions. This understanding will help me discover my technical strengths and weaknesses. Plus it was a pleasure assisting teachers and instructors with PC issues.
Experiencing new innovation and theories in technology
A typical day at Virginia College consisted of sitting at my desk all day making phone call after phone call. The idea is to get someone on the phone and see if they are a good candidate for attending school and then having them come to the school to enroll. I developed a thicker skin while there which is necessary in order to survive the competition and pressure. Unfortunately the management was insufficient in terms of getting the reps excited about their job and providing a work culture that was supportive. The hardest part of the job was making my number and the unfairness of how leads were distributed (management). The most enjoyable part of working for VC was interacting with my co-workers who were quite colorful and talented. Virginia College closed all of its campuses December 5th without any notice or severance pay.
Senior Program Director (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – January 14, 2019
I was with the company for 17 years. I enjoyed my working for the company. I was the Senior program Director over the Allied Health Department. We were responsible for preparing Medical Assistants for the workforce.