She used a $16,000 student loan to go to the broadcasting school, earn a certificate and get a job in the industry, either on radio, television or in general voice acting.
They promised her a "good paying job in the field" and told her there was job assistance.
$16,000 later, she does not have a job, and the ONLY job they sent her today was for the Goodwill.
Is this to do voice-over work for Goodwill? No.
Is this to film a Goodwill commercial? No.
This is to stock shelves.
For $7 an hour.
Which equates to $14,560 per year, before taxes.
The poverty line in the United States is for those making $20,000 per year.
So she would be making $5,440 under the poverty line per year.
Working at Goodwill.
With the $16,000 certificate the Illinois Center for Broadcasting gave her.
At the non-radio job, stocking shelves at the Goodwill they sent her.
After she used a $16,000 student loan for them to teach her voice over work, television, radio, behind the scenes in all media and video production.
Would you like to spend $16,000 for the same certificate and the chance to work for less than the poverty line at the Goodwill?
I didn't think so.
Many of the ex-students have been posting online that their equipment is old, being held together by duct tape, and that the computers still run on Windows XP ~ despite claims of "new goods".
Most got in on the promise of receiving an iPod or iPad upon registration. Only a third of them ever see such luxury items.
Rip-off report is currently collecting your stories on it, and already there are trolls posting FAKE "Nu-uh this is the best school ever, you're being butthurt" comments.
The school hires people to post fake "positive" reviews for the school, often, the teachers themselves pose online to different college sites as their own students, posting positive reviews and talking about how innovative the campus is and how affordable dorms are.
There are NO dorms on the site. It's not even a campus, as it's behind a shopping center.
Two more people have accused them of blatant fraud:
If you've been scammed like my mom was, I suggest you find a lawyer, they have been scamming people from at least 2009 onward, and recently paid the BBB off to expunge their complaints from 2010.