Report Filed: Environmental Technical Institute ETI SCAM COVER UP Blue Island Illinois!!
November 18.2008 Dear ETI Student, Last night, CBS 2 Chicago aired a story on its nightly news broadcast using ETI as an example of an institution that misrepresents its training and job placement success rates in order to increase its student enrollment. These arc serious allegations and we want to address them with you directly. For those of you who may not be aware, since August, ETI has been owned by Jakma Investments, an investment firm that purchased the School from its previous owners, the Tortorello family. Jakma bought ETI in part because of its outstanding reputation in the industry for high-quality education and hands-on training. Let me start by saying that we disagree with many of the reporter’s assertions, and have many successful graduates who can attest to the quality of their educational experience at ETI and their subsequent career success. That said, we take all allegations about the School’s training and placement practices under its previous owners very seriously. Since we assumed ownership, we have been actively reviewing use performance of ETl’s faculty and staff, the condition of its facilities, and the quality of its student services and its curriculum. Let me assure you that we will address any issues in order to maintain the quality and integrity of ETI in the future. Jakma investments and ETI are committed to enhancing the overall educational experience for students and meeting our obligation to provide the highest quality HVAC/R training. We are also committed, to assisting ETI’ s graduates in identifying and obtaining HVAC/R-related employment opportunities as they complete their program and begin their careers. We realize that despite our best efforts some students may not achieve the level of success that they originally hoped for, However, our commitment to you is that if you live up to your end of our agreement by attending class, completing ail the requirements for certification, and following the steps to qualify for job placement, we will properly prepare you for and assist you in your efforts to begin your career in this exciting industry. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] and we will do our best to answer your questions. Sincerely, Dennis Bute ETI FACTS…..FACTS……..FACTS……! tFirst off, ETI was not used as an example. It was singled out because of numerous complaints. This was not a negative Newspaper article that anyone could write, print off and send in. This was an investigation over several months from a major news station interviewing dozen’s which is still open. tPulitzer-prize winning reporter Pam Zekman leads CBS 2 CHICAGO’s investigative team, a position she has held since 1981. Her thorough investigations have resulted in governmental reforms and criminal indictments, which may be the case here. tWhat aired is FACT, not opinion. ETI misrepresents its training and job placement success rates in order to increase its student enrollment is FACT. tETI self governs and self evaluates its own success rate. Further more ETI over the past year in a declining job market as stepped up its advertising with radio commercial’s claiming High Paying Jobs and Guaranteed Job Placement. tState Rep. Constance Howard said “You have to be able to provide the services that you claim you can and no false promises