Student & Graduate Reviews (18)
I graduated top of my class, and for the 30k I paid for my education, it was not worth my salary. I have always worked in automotive, but needed that paper saying I was educated, but my salary did not change. I was getting $10-12 an hour offer.... can you imagine working and supporting a fame with 12 an hour.... I left this occupation and work in sales where I make more money. To me this school is about making money, I regret attending school with wyotech and look forward to getting more in debt and attending a higher education.
If you apply yourself and try the school will teach you the basics. The elective classes on the other hand will teach you a lot. Mine was chassis fabrication and I make good money on the side welding. Just 2 months into my job I was promoted to lead tech because of the skills I learned at Wyotech. as far as cost goes it really is to much money my loans total $50,000 and when signing up I was informed it would only be 29,000. The core class not enough information electives are really hard but in the end they are an amazing learning experience.
I was there when a group of the best teachers were let go. Big mistake. The equipment we learn on is destroyed and never works. The teachers care and try to make due with what they have. It costs to much money to go here. No one will hire Wyotech grads. Talked down to by office people.
This is the worst school I have ever been to, that is saying a lot I have 5 degrees and one of them is a teaching degree. The reasons why I would not attend this school are as follows. One, the teachers in this program are new, I realize but as far as teachers or professors go they are terrible. Two, to be hired as a professor at Wyotech you do not need any sort of teaching background. Three, there is way to much information for the students to attain in a very short nine month period. Lastly, being a private school it is very very expensive. Now, the two teachers Mr. Bowers and Mr. Slaughter that taught this program need to be fired immediately. After being threatened by one of the and demoralized by the other. I would not give even one star to this so called school. It is in my opinion that students wanting to attend this Tech school or any other due there due diligence and check out all of their option before making his or her decision!!!!!
Do not attend Wyotech! Consider another school! They do not care for you. All they want is your money. You're education and experience is nothing they care for. Wyotech did not even accept my scholarship from Ford Motor Co. And AAA. Wyotech is also being investigated for money laundering by the state of California. Please reconsider.
Teachers are great but they just fired most of the best of them so I don't believe this is a good school anymore. I paid way to much money to come to this school to have them steal my education half way through by let all the good teachers go... please don't come to this school.
Great school a lot of hands on and very helpful. Not all my teachers were great, but I have to say most of them knew their trade and thats why i keep in contact with them. At the time i was attending school i was working in retail, now 4 years later I'm a building engineer apprentice for a local union. I'm still attending school through work learning other trades and furthering my career. I have to say wyotech was a good stepping stone that got me in the right direction. I'm very happy I found a good paying career because it took me a long time to find what I wanted to do with my life.
WyoTech Blairsville-PA Wyotech was an option for me coming out of high school (2006)to have an actual skill to fall back on. Wyotech sent a rep out to my house.to speak to my mother and me. He told me and my mom that the schools is filling up fast, that it was my last opportunity to get into it, being that it is a new school and that it had taken off fast. He gave me the low down on how they have job replacement after graduation, thousand of contacts for the students, like BMW, it was one of their bigger dealers that are excited to get the students coming out of Wyotech, a big chance to be on TV with them like showing the cars that we will build form ground up, and maybe a series on TV. Everyone has an end of the year project where they have to build a car from the ground up, that I would be in big demand by the time I finished my two years…..Impressive Speech!! First lesson: what a crock of crap they feed me and my mother. To an 18 year old he can see his BIG dreams right in front of his eyes. Life is going to be good. I was an impressive speech. My mother and I were told that if I didn’t sign now, that I would have to wait another year if not two, to get into Wyotech-PA or I could go out West to the Wyotech when a spot opened up. Lesson # 2: I signed the papers. MISTAKE!! If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Don’t get me wrong I completely understand it take hard dedicated work to be successful. Not a problem. However, I do not expect to be lied to and it cost me over $40,000 when it is all said and done. On top of that I was unable to get into the classes I wanted and was forced into taking classes I really didn’t want, but to hear them tell you “YOU have no other choice because what you have worked for will count to nothing because you did not finish the program that you signed up for. It was a No-Win situation for me and that is saying it mildly. I don’t know why the classes I want was not available to me, nor did they really explain it to me. Just there is not room. All I do know is, I wanted to switch from the day time class because I was not learning anything from the disorganized teacher to night time, I heard night time was older guys and that class was a slight bit better. So when I went to do that everything went down hill. I was told no problem I could, so we did. What I didn’t know was I couldn’t start that class the next evening. That was the catch. They did not want to hear about how disorganized the class was. They really make you feel like an idiot when you ask about stuff and when you try to explain to them what is going on in the classroom. I did not get what I paid for from this school. I still owe mega money for those loans. I ended up taking a class I did not want, I ended up sitting in an apartment for weeks without being in class and STILL paying for that room, because if I left I would not have a room to rent when the class did open up nor guarantees I would even have the classes because that kind of goes with the rented rooms. How many rooms are rented goes with how many students per classroom, so we were told. They did not contact my mother per signed contact on the chance of the classes, instead they sent a letter weeks down the road, whereas she could not put a stop to what they ere doing. The loans were already in affect, so she was told. She contacted them, and the director of the school said their was nothing he could do, that I would be wasting whatever loan money we took out if I left, that we were still responsible to pay the bill for the two years. I am sorry but I was young and yeah they lied and bullied me all the way. So I am tell you young adults out there, watch what you sign, really listen to what they say and even though you get it in writing doesn’t mean this school will make it right. I would go else where and invest my money into something that is going to benefit you in life. This school did nothing for me except give me a very huge loan to pay. It cost me over $30,000.+ When it is all said and done with and I could have went to a four year college for that amount of money and be able to support my family on a real career.
If you see the Wyotech ads on T.V. most likely it was in the day time. My point is that most of the companies I interviewed for never heard of Wyotech. All these people have day jobs and do not watch day time T.V. You would be better off going to a local community college. Yes it will take longer, but it will be less expensive and you will have a REAL DEGREE! Wyotech will cost $25,000+ not including room and board. You go to class from 7am-4pm Monday-Friday leaving a short time to study or get a part-time job. With a real college you can pick your class times. Please just do all the reach. WYOTECH IS NOT WORTH THE COST!
Wyotech was a option for me coming out of high school to have a actual skill to fall back on . My family had long been involved with cars drag racing etc, so I had always been interested in cars. My father offer this as a option and talked me into putting a 4 year college & playing div 2 football on the back burner . So we call them and Uti and told them I was interested, wyotechs reps came to my house and signed me up ..... mistake #1 , I was pressured into believing it was now or never type of deal( i blame my parents for not stopping me from signing a contract to go to this school under pressure) . So i was off to PA Blairsville a small town with nothing to do but .....nothing. The moment i arrived I signed all to proper papers to give the school 20k before i could even sit down after taking a 15 hr drive. Classes- I had some good teachers and some bad , YOU will have to teach yourself in order to succeed , the test are daily and will cause you to fail and fail out of school if your not careful. Most people talk and joke during class and its just like highschool all over again . once again in the actual shop you'll need to be determined enough to learn what you are PAYING FOR!!! because the sheet of paper youll recieve at the end with be worthless. I learn a ton while attending , i had a bad attitude about the school once i graduated because i expected so respect for going to the school within the industry but once I relized my education could earn me that repect then I was over the post wyotech hate. LIFESTYLE- its alot like college , you can party your education away , but if your focused you' ll get to have fun and learn about cars . They have more equipement at the school then most shops youll ever work for and you should be well prepared once you grad IF you involve yourself whil in the shop . Most if not all of the certs and cards will mean nothing once you grad, you GPA , honor roll etc will mean nothing , eagle tutor or what ever its called will mean nothing . NO job will ever ask or even care about that . And when you grad you get all the papers and certs and diplomas claiming you got A'sss in everything TRUST ME I DID AND DIDNT MAKE A HONOR ROLL OR EAGLE STUDENT , its all a load of crap to make you feel like your money was well spent. Only if you study and work hard in the shop will you money be spent well. all in all its to expensive , you can buy all the paperback crap ass books off line for a 1k and save yourself 19k and just go to a community college to take classes, or just start working yourself up from oil changes in a shop as a shop hand. I wouldnt do it again , but what did I get from it? educated , im smarter then most mechanics and have made 1,000's of dollars from what Wyotech showed me, did the name wyotech get me a job HELL NOOO!!!! but my skills i learned always earned me a spot and alot of money inside any shop i work in. Now 2014 im out of the field and working as a officer , Ive started my own shop and it has been a growing proccess so hang on its a looooonnnnggg right before you get to be like gas monkey garage .