Lincoln Tech Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (202)
I am currently attending LTI in Allentown, PA. I am scheduled to graduate in June, but leave for my internship in February. So far my experiences here have been great. I have learned so much and enjoy all of my teachers. My classmates are very friendly and although I am a man entering a woman's world, they make me feel very welcomed.
I thought the school was great and very helpful...however I ended up in the yachting industry which they did not mention was available?
Become a diesel mechanic and check out the boating industry. We need all the good people we can get.
I am in the night classes, because like most people in the night class, i have a job. The teachers assume we all have time to do activities in the workbooks, and to study, and they dont understand why we're not prepared for tests...HELLO!!! WE WORK ALL DAY.
We're not even being taught, and we have to teach ourselves. the teachers i have now just sit there and tell us what to do. The staff and administration are a joke. they always want you to tell them any problems, but when you do, you get yelled at, or in my friend's case, expelled. they dont care. dont bother voicing your opinion.they dont have they're stuff together, and my class (and im sure some others) are paying thousands of dollars for absolutly nothng.
The communication in the school between the 2 instructors that you get is terrible. nobody has any idea what is going on. its ridiculous. they dont care about you.
finacial aide meetings were also another problem. they suck you in and leave you with a million questions that never really get answered.
overall, this school is awful. dont waste your time and money like me and many other students.
I went to this school in 2003-2004, and when i registered, I was told that when I graduated I could open my own business and be making $15-25, but that was not the case. When I did graduate I was laughed out of businesses when I told them where I went, and I was told that hardly anybody trusted Lincoln Tech Graduates. To this day, I have never had an opportunity to work in my field, and I wasted over $12,000 dollars in tuition for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
When I tried to use the job placement program, and they actually sent me on an interview, the job had been filled weeks ahead of time. I have not had any success with the job placement at all.
I can supply you with the names of the companies who told me that Lincoln Tech was not trustworthy.
I attended the local "campus" for LTI. I found it not to be worth the time or the money. And I didn't pay for most of it, the State of NJ did.
Most instructors were just hanging out. Not all, but most. Most employers in this area felt the same. I did well there, averaging in the 90's for all the classes I took. I also did well in the NATE exams. Unfortunately, quite a few of the instructors I had were failing the same Nate exams that I was passing. I also found out later, that I was outscoring instructors on the same in school exams
Most people that I know that went there, went on to other fields. If I had to do it all over again, I would have found an employer willing to hire a beginner, joined the local RSES chapter, and used the RSES materials to learn the trade from a theory point.
It's kind of hard to learn to braze copper tubing when on the day of the class, they have no gas to braze with and they don't have enough copper for everyone to make the project. Same thing happened in the Workplace class. No sheet metal and no tools. You had to bring in your own, or learn nothing.
The instructor said to complain to the school so the next class wouldn't have this problem. The last class was told to do the same thing. Even though the state paid for most of it and supported me the entire time I went there, in the long run, it was not worth it.