Mech-Tech Institute Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Students' Complaints

Top Quote Orlando law firm CPLS, P.A. has filed a class action lawsuit against Mech-Tech Institute (Mech-Tech) on behalf of current and former students who are dissatisfied with the education they are receiving. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 27, 2016 - Orlando : Current and former students in Mech-Tech's Diesel Mechanics Program allege that Mech-Tech represents to prospective diesel mechanic students facilities and a program of study that does not align with actual offerings. The students involved chose to pursue a class action lawsuit in order to seek justice on behalf of the many who were adversely affected by their enrollment in the program.

    Dissatisfied students claim the curriculum is inadequate to prepare them for employment as competent diesel mechanics, one glaring example being that the students do not work on, or even have access to an actual diesel engine. Mech-Tech's web page for the program shows an array of tools and diesel trucks, which according to the students, they have rarely seen, despite their inquiries.

    Former students who have successfully completed the program allege that despite having attended class consistently and completed assigned coursework, they still lack a solid understanding of diesel mechanics. This leaves them with a low chance of employment in the field. Furthermore, the students assert they were not assessed on practical skills, but from quizzes in their text books.

    This appears to be in direct contrast to Mech-Tech's description of the program, which claims that students who graduate spend nearly 70% of instructional time in a hands-on learning environment specifically geared towards diesel mechanics, priming the students for a job in the industry.

    Further alleged misleading information from Mech-Tech's website includes the claim that successful completion of the Diesel Mechanics program prepares students for the Diesel Mechanics Technician Revalidation Examination or "Diesel Mechanics Bar," which does not exist.

    Despite a hefty price tag, students were subjected to frequent instructor turnover, cancelled classes, and vague and evasive responses to their complaints by the program's administrators.

    Among the counts in the Complaint are breach of enrollment agreement and deceptive and unfair trade practices; for the latter, the students seeks injunctive relief and damages.

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