TDSB Continuing Education / Cheats
I took an interior decorating course in 2009 at overland learning centre. The first day had about 27 students. The instructor was very vague about what she was going to teach and didnt seem to know much, but I thought it was just an introduction so maybe she would be more concrete later.
By the second session, half of the people didn't return. I heard they only get half of their money back and after the second day, if you quit, you get no money back. To keep it short, by the end, about 8 people remained and we all agreed the instructor taught us nothing and some even complained to the office. We found out that this woman has taught before and half the students also dropped out.
When I spoke to the co-ordinator of continued learning at tdsb, she said she knows which teacher i'm speaking of and if I wanted, I could take the course again at a different location. (meaning, spend another 200.00 but don't return to overland because she will be teaching that course again)
That means in spite of the high drop out rate and complaints, they know the person is not qualified, and they will continue to employ her as they have, and even if half the people drop out, they get to keep half of the fee or if you decide to drop out by the third day, or by the end, they know you'll learn nothing but they will keep all your money!
In my opinion, it seems as if they are knowingly stealing peoples money and I think for an education system that is highly immoral and disappointing.