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12-05-2009 03:20 PM
itsmecord Wyotech was going to cost me $32,000 for 6 months automotive tech,and 3 months trim,and upholstery,with "SOME" of housing in that as well.
The thing is they don't really "want" people with a family such as myself.They want single kids that are using daddy's credit card. They do "help" you find funding BUT they dont,(or at least the two people I had) really know what they are of the people assigned to help was telling me places to get grants from and most of the links she game me were dead,did not even apply to my circumstances,or were already past the deadline. Wyo was not a place I actually wanted to go so much as it was all my computer dumb sell could find.
Now that I have been supplied with the link I am seriously looking into going here if for no other reason than to learn the lingo,and whats what.
12-05-2009 09:47 AM
JaggedEdge Trust me... I am NOt a website designer, and its all too easy to "armchair quarterback" someone elses work.
I am not all that computer literate myself.

Reading the description it looks like a great deal. I like the way the class is set up. And for a 4 week program it might not be too expensive to find a place to stay.

I take it Wyo's price was a lot higher.?? I have heard from a couple others that they like to "upsell" you stuff you don't need/ aren't interested in. Like telling you the upholstery classes can only be taken as part of a year long automotive course.There's not one close to me so I never checked.

This one in Houston would be "do-able" for me if I really pressed it as I was born in Houston and have a brother there I could stay with, but right now it just isn't in the cards. Too many people counting on me here.
Good luck and let us all know how it turns out.
12-05-2009 09:10 AM
itsmecord Naw,you didn't come off as anything but helpful.I really like the looks of this school versus wyo. because it's WAY cheaper,I am not spending 6 moths doing classes I don't want/need,I'm not a thousand miles away in 4 foot of snow,and I am originally from Texas. I also agree on the web pages hiding some they not want you to know whats going on ? Or are most people that use computers a little more savvy than I ?
12-05-2009 08:53 AM
JaggedEdge No problem. I didn't mean to come off like I was dumbaxx'n you in the instructions. Hope I didn't I usually explore a website. I don't understand many website designers that "hide" info instead of highlighting the links that open more info. Many sites have a lot more info than appears.
Clicking on words, pictures, ect has often opened up a series of pages.
The price list is a pdf but Adobe Reader is a free download.

I like the idea of doing my own upholstery but I am looking at the local vo-tech for classes.
I am not in a position to go on an extended stay at a school out of town.

Good luck with your plans. I will my area (Western OK.) there aren't many shops doing auto upholstery, maybe two so if you find the right location you might be surprised.
12-04-2009 11:29 PM
itsmecord Damn man...Thanx LOL I am not really all that great with computers so I need a walk through like that to know what to do.
12-04-2009 08:41 PM
JaggedEdge The costs of the programs are downloadable from the website. (passing interest so I went to have a look)
Click on the red header right above the upholstery video square not the video itself.
On the page that opens click on "School Info" in the header... not something in the dropdown box, but the words themselves highlighted in red.
The next page that opens has a link "Program Price / Savable and Printable" its an Adobe pdf. Right click and choose "save target as" and it will download and save to the place you choose.
The same page describes in more detail each section of courses they offer.
Looks like a 1 month deal for the Interior course. Description sounds pretty cool.
Didn't click on the housing link so I couldn't help ya there.
I also don't know how it compares to other schools prices.
12-04-2009 05:20 AM
Originally Posted by itsmecord
Looks like a good place....Any idea what cost would be to take the fab/upholstery courses would be ? I sent for the packet to be sent but they e-mailed and said they ccouldn send it....It does not say on there site,and I cannot get ahold of anyone by phone ????

honestly I am not sure on the cost

12-03-2009 01:56 PM
itsmecord Looks like a good place....Any idea what cost would be to take the fab/upholstery courses would be ? I sent for the packet to be sent but they e-mailed and said they ccouldn send it....It does not say on there site,and I cannot get ahold of anyone by phone ????
12-03-2009 11:45 AM
camberoz From what i know he loved it, much better then wyo. so much so that they hired him to start the upholstery program right after he graduated
12-03-2009 08:04 AM
itsmecord Wow man thanx for the link....How did your friend like it ?
I sent off for some info on them so I am curious as to what I get back.
12-03-2009 07:20 AM
camberoz another school that offers a upholstery program is the Acoustic Edge Institute. a friend of mine started the program for them back in 05 and its almost the same as the have at wyotech
11-27-2009 05:16 PM
itsmecord I understand that,but they went as far as to say housing was all taken care of for the past 5 months then when its time to go they call and say "do you have your housing taken care of ? "
11-27-2009 11:22 AM
Originally Posted by itsmecord
I originally tried to just take the uph. class for cash up front,but they "don't allow that anymore". Yes,6 months of an auto course was not what I was looking forward to before I could take the course I wanted.
Me deciding factor was that my housing (off campus wife/baby)
was "taken care of" I was supposed to leave this month and they call and said " so have you secured housing yet ? " Housing was going to be first/last months rent plus $ 800 deposit = $2800 !! I was told they had covered it then the girl I had appointed to me denied ever saying they had it covered not to mention the months of problems I have had out of them. VERY unprofessional !

Yeah the recruiters get paid by how many people they get to sign up so they will say anything to get you in the doors.

If you have any questions or need help let me know
11-26-2009 09:50 PM
itsmecord Thanx for the advice. And yea,I have ea number of people that want me to do there interior.
11-26-2009 09:21 PM
benchracer1 I myself have recently started "self teaching" auto upholstery. I started out with a kenmore 120-49 machine. I bought a book on auto upholstery and worked at the basic stitches. I liked it well enough that I bought a consew 226 off craigslist and proceded to try a vw interior and it came out well, I am now doing my brothers toyota celica seats. They seem to be going well also. I have told people that I have done work for that I am a novice and I am doing this for experience, dont expect it to win shows. If you have an ability to measure and find centers, big help. I have been working at it for about 20 months and feel that I am getting a little competence, Dan and the guys here have been a big help to me. If you have concerns post them and I am sure these guys can help you out. I think it is something that you need to stay current on. I went on vacation a couple weeks ago and came back looking at the toyota seats and thinking "How did I do that now"? You could even go to a wrecking yard and find practice seats. I am relatively sure you will have no problem finding friends that need interior work on the daily driver. Take your time and ask lots of questions. Measure twice and cut once. I think the book I used was Basic auto upholstery by Ron Taylor
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