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is wyotech worth the money and time?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by n/a123, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. n/a123

    n/a123 New Member

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    i just graduated from highschool and im interested in persuing a career in collision repair and engine building. i was wondering if wyotech is worth the money and time.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    Sure. anything that will give you hands on training and a path to get some ASE's is the right thing to do.
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    word..but theres also uti,NET,and others
     
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    91accordwithwork kid that everyone loves!

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    yah but wyotech is very trusted and u will find a good job most liky
     
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    hondacivicdx92 Hamby

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    don't believe everything they say. Trust me, I found out the hard way. I went to Lincoln Tech, thought it would be great. I got there and my second phase, the teacher was never around and kids were throwing chair across the classroom. I quit and now going to IVY Tech and I am getting a much better Education. Just do some research and go check the school out, but don't go on one of those open house deals, set up a private tour and talk to some of the students and teachers and ask them how they like it and what their opinion is, especially for the cost.
     
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    I have a friend who went there... graduated... now drives a fork lift... and hasnt touched a car in I dont know how long.

    uhm, if you plan on going you might wanna get with a dealer and see if they'll sponsor you. other wise I dont know how good your odds will be of getting into a good dealership doing anything other than oil changes and tires.
     
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    is there any other options and i heard tuition was 25k is that true?
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    There's plenty of options. Do you have a community college? Have you looked into it at all? Most community colleges have programs in auto collision repair and painting, and also in auto repair technology. The plus side here is that a lot of the times these programs will require you to do internship work, and the colleges usually have relationships set up with local repair shops and dealerships to help you get your foot in the door, so that's probably the route I would pursue.

    And seriously, $25,000 per year for body work classes? Unless they have a sterling reputation and they're going to get you your ASE master certs, then that's a complete waste. That number sounds like tuition at a state school or a cheaper private college, not what a typical auto body repair program should cost...
     
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    has any body here gone to wyotech? and how was your experience
     
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    LightWeightChamp Honda FTW!

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    My friend went there, he learnd a lot, landed a good job, but he was at the Wyoming location, nothing to do there except drink and school, laramie Wyoming also highest number of suicides a year. He said it was a very depressing city. But enjoyed the school enviorment and classes. But he also got a full ride scholarship. So maybe If he had to pay hed feel different.
     
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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    Im a student at Nascar Tech (uti) I love it
     
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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    UTI also offers job placement programs after graduation untill you die

    its pretty sweet
     
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    Slow&Delirious isn't fast or furious

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    depends on how well you do, as far as grades.
    But the NTI campus is prett amazing. Petty racing and about 5 other race & perfrmance part shops are on the same street

    so im not worried about a future
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    You need to research the area where you plan on working. What brand of dealerships are in the area? Are you planning on working an independent, a dealership, or doing custom work? Do your research, I would even go into a few dealerships and talk with the service managers to see what they look for when they hire mechanics, and maybe you might get an opportunity.
     
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    i dont know where you live n/a123, but you should move to moorsville NC, lots of race shops & dealerships, Honda, Dodge, GM, Nissan, you name it its there.

    (gotta rep where you are from)
     
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    in any case, its a good school and im having the time of my life

    if wyotech is anything like NTI, i would go.
     
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    i live in the bx and theres a couple of shop but not dealerships
     
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    Meh, "Tech" schools never really seemed like they were worth it to me.

    IMO, if you're going to be a mechanic, you'd better be damn good at what you do. I know making $9/hr at Jiffy Lube would not provide me with a comfortable living.
     
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    Meh, "Tech" schools never really seemed like they were worth it to me.

    IMO, if you're going to be a mechanic, you'd better be damn good at what you do. I know making $9/hr at Jiffy Lube would not provide me with a comfortable living.
     
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    There's a few people who've went to UTI with not so much luck. Really, if you want to get a good job; you'd have to depend on yourself more than hoping the school will do everything for you.

    My sister's boyfriend went to the same school, and now works at a European specialty shop. He doesn't make too much, and everybody who he works with have just a high school diploma.
     
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