Being Real

Houston, TX

#348 Jul 19, 2012
LITTLE BOY BLUE wrote:
Does anyone know anything about the school in Weslaco.
What about the school???? That they have a so call Admission Director that is there because he is relative to someone from the top. Oh wait Rey Torres is gone so why is he still there?? He doesn't know anything and doesn't do anything. Or what else is going on at the Wealaco campus Little Boy Blue??????????
Ex Admissions NRH

Dallas, TX

#349 Jul 20, 2012
It has been a couple of years since I was there,but believe it or not everyone was not evil trying to get your money. As an AR I was strong armed into getting more enrollments. But I also stood up for myself, presented the truth(outside the script) and made sure people made an informed decision. I never promised a job after school. Having work he Career Services side as well, i genuinely cared about placing students but it was a 2 way street. You have to put into to it what you get out of it. I cared enough to take a huge pay cut to teach the Career Planning class to make sure that the students were getting what they paid for. I have to say 100% of my students did find a job and were successful. I can not say I agree with everything that happened there. But there were many who did care and tried to work in a broken system. The school has been exposed and everyone is gone. I hope those who did succeed will help other who don't know how to do so. There are two sides to every story.
STVT AFFAIRS

Houston, TX

#350 Jul 20, 2012
When u see all the affairs at STVT, u cant think it is looking better. Now we have Corinnea Lugaresi the so call ED for Weslaco sleeping with Fred Aranda the admission rep. That's why he does what he wants cause he has her all in love..... And they both have partners at home. When will all these affairs stop and things will change at the campuses??????????
Weslaco ExEmployee

Houston, TX

#351 Jul 20, 2012
The time I was there I never saw any affairs or had a bad experience. The bad experience started when I was let go by Corinnea Lugaresi, the way she handle it was very unprofessional, it even seem she enjoyed letting people go because I talked to other ex employees and they think the same. I'm happy I'm out of there but not cause of the work but cause of Corinnea. She treats people unfair, she looks down on people, and she is plain rude. Things just went bad when ATI decided to put her as the director when she has no interest about the school plus the students. The sad part of this is that no one speaks out cause they think they will be next to be let go. But everyone in this world pays for all the bad things they do!!!!!!!
Maria Lerma rogers

United States

#352 Jul 20, 2012
I am from Waco tx and I was also an ATI student who had a 4.0 GPA and graduated 2 yrs ago and to this day still cannot find a job in the medical field and nobody recognized the skills that were learned at this school but I felt I have learned a lot more than b4 I started and just don't understand why it's so hard to find a job because of this school also feels like I wasted 10 or 11 months for nothing but paying a big federal school loan and it's just not right I hope the outcome of this lawsuit will benefit all of us students involved in this case including me!
Feelingstupid

Irving, TX

#353 Jul 23, 2012
just be lucky your not me. i have a 37k loan with this school(for automotive/did not qualify for any grants), did not pay attention to what i was signing( my bad). cant find a job in the field, businesses laugh at me when i tell them were i went. i would have been better to have not gone to this school and look for a job. should have known that they were a scam when they urged me to stay with it, only so they could get there money. they dont care what happens to you, job placement is a joke, if a wanted to get a job that pays $10 i would go get one. dont go to ATI, go to college if you want an education they have an automotive program at community college for around $7000 for 2yrs. no one needs debt and thats all ATI id going to give you.
reggie wrote:
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You are essentially full of crap. There is no one that cares about your success at this school. I know first hand. I pay taxes as well, and I have worked for more than half my life, so having a 7k student loan to pay back for some worthless "certificate of completion" that's not worth the paper it is written on is more than a little annoying. Oh, and around 3/4 of my "class" at ATI was disgruntled. So I challenge you to grab those 600 students and do a little survey and you too will find out the meaning of disgruntled. I pulled myself up, brushed myself off, and went on to nursing school. Stupid me, that's what I should have done in the first place and I'd be about 7K richer. That was my life lesson, so trying to save someone else the expensive lesson.
KENETRA WILLIAMS

Grand Prairie, TX

#354 Jul 26, 2012
I AM SOOOO UNHAPPY. I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE LENDING COMPANY SENT ATI A CHECK FOR ME TO RECEIVE HOWEVER BECAUSE I DIDN'T PROPERLY REQUEST IT BY STATING THAT I NEED A COST OF LIVING CHECK, THEY KEPT MY CHECK. I AM NO LONGER A STUDENT ACCORDING TO ONE FINANCIAL AID STAFF MEMBER, HOWEVER IN MY CONTRACT WITH ATI I AM A STUDENT UNTIL THE END OF TIME.THIS SCHOOL STILL CONTACTS ME REGARDING STUDENT SATISFACTION SURVEYS BUT I'M NOT A STUDENT. THIS CAMPUS LOCATED ON TECHNOLOGY BLVD LIES, MANIPULATES,STEALS AND CELEBRATE BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS THEY LIED TO FOR THAT SCHOOL YEAR. ATI HAS NOT SHOWN ANY COMPASSION REGARDING THE FACT THAT I REQUESTED MY CHECK, INSTEAD THEY ARE COVERING UP AS IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE. I TALKED TO LENDING COMPANY WHO TOLD ME THAT ONCE A CHECK IS CUT FOR A STUDENT ATI CAN'T SEND THE CHECK BACK IF STUDENT DOESN'T RECEIVE IT, HOWEVER THEY CAN KEEP IT WHICH IS WHAT THEY DID WITH MY MONEY. I STILL HAVEN'T GRADUATED (MY CEREMONY IS 8/31/12), BUT AGAIN I'M NOT A STUDENT BECAUSE ITS RELATED TO MONEY. I DO FEEL THAT THIS CAMPUS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN AND NOT ALLOWED TO STEAL FROM US STUDENTS OR THE TX WORKFORCE BECAUSE THAT'S ALL THAT THEY ARE DOING.
djj

Albuquerque, NM

#355 Jul 27, 2012
Meril wrote:
I agree Im taking expenses from my check know and half of the time we never had a teacher we was teaching ourselves
Please try to use a little judgment...I amongst others have lost their jobs due to program closures....springing from the corruption and greed of Carli Sap and some of his mini hoodlum wanabes....Thankfully I found employment at a college that is not corrupt..Please try to use your brain and be realistic...ATI is a criminal enterprise
djj

Albuquerque, NM

#356 Jul 27, 2012
I know what he did wrote:
All ATI and STVT schools are a rip off. Now that Javi is the acting ED in McAllen everyone should watch out. He will lie,cheat and forge any paperwork for any student that he thinks is pretty and that may sleep with him. He did that with Esmeralda Ochoa and she certianly was not the first nor the last. Esmeralda is a single mother with 2 kids and lives the lavish life because Javi gives her money every month. He hired Esmeralda and made up a position for her with the company to have her close to him. He even had her named employee of the year and she got money for that. Does anyone else know of any other students that he has slept with because I want to take with to TWC and the reporter in Dallas so they both can start their own investigation because ATI has known about this and has turned a blind eye to it.
Please keep up your efforts...These people are ruthless and need to be stopped before they ruin more lives
djj

Albuquerque, NM

#357 Jul 27, 2012
Weslaco ExEmployee wrote:
The time I was there I never saw any affairs or had a bad experience. The bad experience started when I was let go by Corinnea Lugaresi, the way she handle it was very unprofessional, it even seem she enjoyed letting people go because I talked to other ex employees and they think the same. I'm happy I'm out of there but not cause of the work but cause of Corinnea. She treats people unfair, she looks down on people, and she is plain rude. Things just went bad when ATI decided to put her as the director when she has no interest about the school plus the students. The sad part of this is that no one speaks out cause they think they will be next to be let go. But everyone in this world pays for all the bad things they do!!!!!!!
I worked for them also in New Mexico...and slowly ATI began to bring in people who were overeducated ..in their own minds....and looked down upon others...even placing one such snob in the director's chasir...That is when things descended to the pits...Thankfully..I was laid off and now work at at college with a good reputation....ATI will reap a very bitter crop and if you and I are blessed...God will give us a front row seat...Love and Peace
STVT Departments

Houston, TX

#359 Aug 9, 2012
We have WESLACO's admissions rep enrolling anyone that can breathe and sign in the line. Having students take out loans for lots of $$$$ and then not being able to finish there classes. Then with Education we have Cortez that is to busy sleeping with an DA instructor, that he doesn't have the classes going good. Then students finish and don't have a job to pay the loans and then they just are worse from when they started school. But that's what STVT in all the campuses do to all the students.
Riceburna

Houston, TX

#360 Aug 11, 2012
I've attended ATI and graduated top of my class with a 4.0 gpa. I paid the school $5000 while I was attending and they made sure I paid them in full prior to my graduation. I had to go to Florida a month in advance and was told that I'd get my diploma and graduation gown sent to me. After two months went by I came back to ATI in person and was told they didn't have my diploma nor my medal and again was told they'd sent it to me at my address. I recoreded the conversation and received my diploma and gown when I returned the following week. I never received my medal and the only job they had for me was a window repair job that paid $9 an hour. I graduated from auto school and that's the best they can do? How can I pay my bills make a living and pay back a school loan for $20000 making $9 an hour? I don't recommend this school to anyone and I've gone to college prior to attending ATI and need one year for my nursing degree and I'm a U.S. Army vet. And on the behalf of the U.S. Defense I do not recommend any service memeber to attend ATI. I am looking into filing a class action law suit.
shantel

Killeen, TX

#361 Sep 4, 2012
yes, did the same thing to me in OK, took me for my money while all the executives were out and partying together. You could never get a hold of Crystal or Leslie.
Josh lied to us to get a commission.
This school is a joke.
I will be banning with them along with the class action suit to get my money back.
Hey... ATI, get screwing us and your own employees. Maybe the should do a investigation on that.
shantel

Killeen, TX

#362 Sep 4, 2012
I want to sue ATI wrote:
I went for the HVAC course, and I want to sue this trade school, because they did not do what they promised me. They lure you with lies and then when they have the money in their pockets they don't care about you. They were suppose to find me job and never did. When I finally got a job in my own they called me and asked me about my job. They called my supervisor and acted as if they got the job for me. My supervison got mad at them and told them i got this job in my own. What they did is they put my job in their records as if they would have found that job for me. This school sucks, I regret I went there. Please people don't go, they don't teach anything, if you go be prepared to learn on your own.
just go out partying with them and you will get good grades and still get all you money stolen. They are all liars and cheat you to get in so they can get our goverment money, they collect and then you will have it on your credit report.
WOW, have you actually meet the low life executives. They are the biggest liars.
shantel

Killeen, TX

#363 Sep 4, 2012
Truth wrote:
I pray that one day soon if you see any of these people you seem to enjoy personally attacking so much that you open your big mouth to them in person and tell them about all the lies you have posted about them especially the personal one's which are unwarranted and innacurate. Sad thing is as I have said all along you are too much of a coward you will probably just smile and say hi, if they even know or recognize you. And Im not talking about Rey or Javier, Im talking about Carli and Gary!
Get your money back or look into the class action suit.
Was posted today. YOu paid money and they got commissions.
What a scam
willie jay

United States

#364 Sep 23, 2012
Anybody take the pft class 2008 please reach to me to discuss the lawsuit
Unhappy RT Graduate

San Antonio, TX

#365 Sep 25, 2012
shantel wrote:
yes, did the same thing to me in OK, took me for my money while all the executives were out and partying together. You could never get a hold of Crystal or Leslie.
Josh lied to us to get a commission.
This school is a joke.
I will be banning with them along with the class action suit to get my money back.
Hey... ATI, get screwing us and your own employees. Maybe the should do a investigation on that.
Is there an actual lawsuit that has been filed?? If so, could you please let me know. I too have been scamed! I can't even get an interview anywhere because all they see is that I graduated from ATI and the door gets slammed in your face!

Any information that you could provide me will be greatly appreciated.
Rich the RT

Houston, TX

#366 Oct 1, 2012
I graduated from the respiratory program last year off of technology Blvd. I'm currently working as a registered respiratory therapist in Houston, TX. I can't speak for the other programs but the respiratory program was good. Our teachers knew their stuff and actually cared about our success.
Sadly after graduating I could not get a job in the DFW area due to the reputation of ATI so I had to leave Dallas to find a job. Due to the reports from wfaa it scared a lot hospitals. I couldn't even get an interview!
MOST of my classmates cannot pass their board exams and now upset because they can't find jobs. Most of them cheated their way in school, liked to party, hook up with each other & not hit the books. The school can only do so much for students. People need to take responsibility for their education.
Like I said I cannot speak for the other programs but the respiratory program was great and really prepared me to work as a respiratory therapiest. I wish I could have gotten a job in Dallas but overall I'm happy.
I would not recommend this school to people because of the outrageous tuition rates. I served in the military so I had the g.i. bill to pay for school but its insane to have to pay $40,000 for an associate degree in respiratory therapy. It's much cheaper going to a community college but the waiting list to get in is so long whereas at ATI there is not waiting list and you can have your degree in two years. That is the ONLY reason I went to ATI. It sucks that people who actually wanted to succeed and pass their nbrc board exams cannot get jobs because ATI's reputation and that a few idiots that graduated before screwed up for everybody else. Now they are stuck with thousands of dollars in student loans that is nearly impossible to pay without a decent paying job.
cynthia

United States

#367 Oct 29, 2012
How can i sue this school i graduated one yr ago n never found a job we didnt have an instructer for a month and s half because she got sick so se just sat in class doing mostly nothing... they rarely showed us about the dental software they would just trow us i computer lab and let us type for fivd mi.utes then surfe the freakin web for the remaining time.. they took points of grades for speaki spanish and sometime had us watch movies because they dint have anything for us to do.. my extern site checkex off on everything even though they did not let me do anything but clean and they even countex me there the days i missed so that i woul hurry up n get out of there... now i am left with a debt of 15,000 and no job and i havent been able to make a payment in six months and all the other girls in my class are in the same position as me please can someone offer some advice...cynthialombera1@gmail .com
Current Employee

United States

#368 Nov 6, 2012
truth wrote:
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Too bad you dont have any dignity, Carli Strength was the glue that held ATI together
Are you kidding me? I have worked for this company for 7 years and know first hand how shady they are. I was in the audits with Kathy Fox, Kelli Metivier, Carli Strength, etc and know for a fact signatures were forged, files misplaced. They had the nerve to try to fire me because I have ethics and reported them to TWC and ACCSC three times. If the company was run right from the start, ATI wouldn't be in this mess. Also, if he was the "glue" that held the company together why did he step down.

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