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Spring, Texas

I graduated a "straight A student with perfect attendance on 06/10/2010. My first job started at $10.00/hour.

Worked my butt off outside in the summer heat and winter cold and snow for 9 months.

Only to be offered a 5% commission base raise (same as offered to a part time worker who was an auto mechanic). Moved back home and got a job in Pawleys Island, SC in the summer. I was laid off after two months.

They told me I "needed more training" and that was while making a whopping @8.30/hour to start. At the end of 2014 that company closed the Pawleys Island location. The Marine Mechanics Industry was already slowing down since the 2008 recession and Marine Mechanics Institute knew it. Still, they lied about the money making potential.

Now I'm $37,000.00 in student loan debt for a piece of paper that says I'm a "Certified Boat Mechanic". I want to join with the rest of the majority who want to sue to get their money back.

The school has my email but never followed up as promised to check my progress. I was scammed.

Reason of review: Fraudulently misled.

Monetary Loss: $37000.

Preferred solution: Full refund.

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Did you receive a mechanics education for your 37,000? You can not recover from an educational institution because the economy went in to recession.

You can't recover from a school because they said you were going to make X dollars a year also because they haven't caused you any damage thus far. That's like trying to sue someone for a rumor.

Sounds like you didn't do any research BEFORE you promised to pay a school $37,000 dollars to become a certified boat mechanic.

Look before you leap. Life lessons your parents tried telling you actually meant something I guess.

Houston, Texas, United States #968678

Thats funny cause ive had jobs hitting me left and right and starting ive made 17.00 an hour. You just need to know where yo look

to yo daddy #978463

I don't believe that I went there and so did about 10 of my friends and none are in dealer ships like they say and they were back yard machanics before going to the school.