Another Major Training School Closing? Computertraining.edu??
Here at ITTrainingBlog we have been closely following the recent announcement that Computertraining.com aka. Computertraining.edu has abruptly closed.
Here is the information we can furnish at this time about the closing and the effects it will have on their students as well as the process that students may be able to take in order to recover some of their losses.
Computertraining.com / Computertraining.edu has posted information on their website about the closing (keep in mind this is their side of the story and may or may not be the whole truth) and they have posted the appropriate state agencies to help students recover their losses.
We felt it important to make known the Google Group that a reader just told us about. If you have been affected by this closure, please visit: http://groups.google.com/group/computertrainingedu-took-the-money-and-ran
Here is a letter sent to us by a student of Computertraining.com moments ago that they received via email earlier today:
It is with deep sadness and regret that Computertraining.edu announces it will cease operation and close all of the Computertraining.edu schools, effective immediately. These actions are due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control. There will be no further classes held at any of our schools.
This letter serves as written notification that all future inquires should be directed to your state agency listed below:
Michigan Dept. of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
Proprietary School Unit
201 North Washington Square
Victor Office Center-3rd Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
Very truly yours,
To recover your losses from the Computertraining.com fall out visit your State Higher Education Agency or Commission. Examples would be for Maryland – MHEC, Virginia – SCHEV etc. This type of thing has happened many times in the past. The state’s governing body for higher education is equipped and has policies in place to help the students recover as much as possible in this type of situation. You should be asking the Higher Education commission in your state about refunds and / or “teach outs”. A teach out is where a local school will add you in to one of their classes (in this case for the MCITP) and the state will reimburse them at least a portion of the cost.
**Original Post** 12/28/09
This is unofficial at this point but our sources (who are VERY reliable) are telling us that Computertraining.edu (formerly computertraining.com) may be about to officially announce that they will be closing operations permanently. Computertraining.edu was a national leader in Microsoft’s systems administration training. They specialized in the MCSE 2003 but recently made the change (as everyone did) to the MCITP-Server Administrator training because of the switch to Server 2008 and the fact that the MCSE exams will soon be retiring and unavailable.
We tried to call their national sales number and it goes to voicemail. We will have more on this as it breaks. What a wild week for the training school business…
State Higher Education Governing Agencies
Here is a list of some of the appropriate places to contact in order to begin to recoup your losses: