Q. What do you mean by boot-camp training , is it a camp?.. and what's the difference compared to ordinary training?
Ans. In this context, boot-camp training means the training would take long hours however, you are not camped at the training venue . The training starts 9am and ends by 6pm each day from (mon- sat).
In an ordinary training, you might be doing 2 hours everyday for 4 or 5 weeks, which would amount to 50 hours if you do say (mon - fri) for 5 weeks. In the boot-camp training you do 8 hours everyday for 6 days which amounts to 48hours. Thats akin to doing the regular training for 5 weeks or so.
Q. Wouldn't it be difficult to assimilate all the materials within 1 week?
Ans. You dont have to assimilate all the materials within 1 week , the boot-camp focuses on the practical aspects and also all the practical exercises, then after the boot-camp you'll be given a personal tutor. You can correspond with your personal tutor online for a period of 1-month on any aspects of the training you don't understand.
Q. Where is this training held?
Ans. The default location is in our Lagos and Abuja offices , however depending on the capacity of a particular training batch , we might decide to move the location to a larger hotel venue. In a case where the location is moved to a hotel all attendees would be notified at least two weeks before commencement.
Q. You didn't talk about the port-harcourt venue , how about we students in port-harcourt , where would the training be held and is there an office where we could correspond and process our registration ?
Ans. We don't have an office in portharcourt yet but we hope to have an office or at least an affiliate office before Jan 2010. We are not doing any registration for port-harcourt training until this ofice is set-up. You'll see the address on our website once the office or affiliate office is set-up
Q. What certificate are you guys giving and can I use it to get a job?
Ans. You have to understand the purpose of this training before you attend. Like we pointed out from the outset, this is not a vocational training school, where you learn some trade skills , get a certificate and start some technical trade business!!... It is a skills training organised for undergraduates already following an engineering degree path, who are just looking to get the relevant skills to back up their degree.
The certificate we give is a 'certificate of attendance', however depending on which course you have done , some of you might decide to go on and write relevant certification exams like A+ .. etc.
So , in as much as you can't use the certificate of attendance to get a job , you can use the skills acquired to increase your changes and make yourself more marketable with your professional degree.
Q. Can I register in your office instead of online?
ANS. Yes You can register in our Lagos or Abuja offices with an extra processing fee of N750. This processing fee is paid if you register in the office, you don't pay any fees if you just go to the office for enquiries. This fee is in addition to the tuition and registration fees!
Q. Why is there nothing like TV repairs & CD player repairs in the electronics module?
ANS. Because 21st century Electronic gadgets are designed in a way that it is cheaper to replace than repair, furthermore TV repairs is going extinct in Nigeria (it is already extinct in europe and advance countries), becuase "TV boxes" using CRT are been replaced by LCD and plasma TVs which are much cheaper to replace than repair. So if you do a vocational training on TVs , video and CD player repairs for instance, you won't have any jobs to do in the near future when these technology move on!! This bring us back to the short- sightedness of vocational training!!
we have instead , added PC/Laptop repairs to the training program. Be rest assured that this technology is here to stay and at least in the next 50yrs you'll be in business as long as you are willing to update and upgrade your knowledge base.
Furthermore, you'll know the principles of how these devices(TVs etc) work anyway , if you do any of our electronic courses.
Q. When I fill the online registration form what happens next?
ANS. If you fill the online form just follow the on-screen instructions, it is very self explanatory. However, Once we recieve your application, a proforma invoice, for your order is sent to your email box. Your registration would be authenticated once payment is confirmed in our bank account. Also we'll send you your training kit and course materials.
Q. What if I don't have the complete money immediately but I want to be sure of a place ?
ANS. If you don't have the complete money immediately, select 'registration only' when filling the form.That would guarantee your a place. However, you must pay the tuition fee 1-week before the training commences, else your registration would be void and you won't get any refund for any money paid.
Q. Can I pay instalmentally to make the payment easier for me ?
ANS. YES! Minimum of three instalments is allowed, each instalment attracts an extra processing fee of N750 and you must make complete payment 1-week before training commences otherwise you won't be allowed to do the training and any deposits made would not be refunded. This arrangement can only be done in the lagos or Abuja office and not in our automated online system.
Q. Can I pay by cheque in the office ?
ANS. Yes. Payment in the office would attract an additional processing fee of N750 and all cheques must clear for your registration to be valid.
Q. If I pay to the bank, how would you know I have paid and what happens after I have paid ?
ANS. Before going to pay in the bank, you must have done some paper-work (registration) in our office or online (on our website). If you are doing it online just follow the onscreen instructions and you won't have any problems. You can also call the customer support number for help (01-7359425).
If on the other hand you are doing your registration in the office, our sales staff would guide you through all the process.
Q. Is there any discount for the training ?
ANS. We have the 'GROUP OF 3' discount. It means if you register as a group of 3 students together, you get 10% off each. Also if you have a discount code given on a flyer or poster, you'll get the specified discount if you enter that code.
Q. What is the registration deadline ?
ANS. The registration deadline is 1-week to the training dates set on this website. If you have missed a particular registration you could register for the next training date specified.
Q. Is the accomodation free? If not how much is it?
ANS. The accomodation is not free! The cost depends on what kind of deals we are able to make with local hotels. For the Lagos training it is N1500 per night, which amounts to N7500 for the 5days
, and N9K for 6days assuming you were coming on a sunday.
Q. I don't really Know Lagos is there any help you people give to first time visitors?
ANS. If you are a first time visitor, our staff would be on ground to assit you and show you around, but this must be arranged well in advance since we might have many students with similar situation.
Q. Can I visit any of your offices to see the training rooms and facilities?
ANS. You can visit our offices anytime for training enquiries or registration. However we only setup the training centers 3 days prior to a particular training and dismantle immediately after the training, so if you really want to see the training facilities and centers its advicable you come say 3days to a particular training session.