Administrator (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 14 May 2019
It was a great start and helped build many skills to move forward. Over my time employed by AOLCC there were many ups and downs like most jobs. It is a fast passed environment and can be high stress. There are many rewards as well.
Admissions Advisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 March 2018
This company is far from professional and there is no communication between management and staff. There is no training and the sales manager in Calgary does little to help out the advisors. The staff is strange, not inclusive. The college itself is over priced and takes advantage of new immigrants and vulnerable people.
Student (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 3 October 2017
This is a small college designed for students who like to work on their own with help only when they ask for it. The courses themselves are limited and not outlined in a very constructive way. There needs to be more courses provided.
Director (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 4 October 2016
Working at Academy of Learning was a rewarding experience. Enjoyed watching students grow and become confident within themselves was really awarding. I learned how important it is to make people feel comfortable and special when selling. Management was a challenge at times. I had some really nice co-workers. The hardest part of the job was when a student or customer let me down and did not go for the goals that they set. The most enjoyable part was watching students reach their goals.
Meeting people and helping them
Keeping up with all the work load and keeping a balance in my life.
(would have been) Student Services Adviser (Former Employee) – Downtown Edmonton – 25 June 2016
HR representative called to conduct phone interview on June 9, 2016. After completion of this, an in-person interview was scheduled between myself and the GM for June 13th. Arrived at my interview early and met with the GM who did not even know my name, nor what position I was interviewing for. The GM had not even reviewed my resume and took 10 mins to awkwardly read it in front of me. He described the position and explained that the college's admission had dropped severely and that they hoped to improve this. The GM also stated that the departing Student Services Adviser was leaving to pursue her in-home yoga instructional business to which he commented, "I don't think it will go anywhere, but that's her decision."
Gave him my references and he stated that they would let me know what their decision would be. Same HR representative called me on June 22 to officially offer me the position and specifically stated, "welcome aboard". Had another job offered to me the next day and turned it down. Two days after job offer from the Academy of Learning, the same HR rep called me to state that the head office had decided NOT to continue with the position. No apology from the HR rep.
I wouldn't recommend anyone apply for this school or for any employment opportunities. The GM was totally unprepared for our interview, made an inappropriate comment regarding an outgoing subordinate's career decision and withdrew their job offer to me, resulting in me losing out on another position.
Very disappointed in my experience with the Academy of Learning. I have some friends who have expressedmore... interest in applying for their business programs, but they're now aware of how poorly the school is managed and that their admission rate has plummeted for good reason. Thanks for wasting my time, Academy of Learning.less
Poor management, poor communication, ZERO accountability, ZERO consideration for employment applicants
Medical Office Assistant/HUC Instructor (Current Employee) – Calgary north campus – 12 March 2014
I have been working here for just over a year and half.
I have utilized my experience and knowledge that I have obtained with working with Alberta Health Services and also using my knowledge and experience from that to teach my students what I can to get them ready for the new careers.
Amazing students most that have graduated with honors
Not enough pay for what I do, also we don't have the leads that are needed to keep the school or my classes running consistently
Student Support Worker (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 December 2013
Very busy, fast paced. A very enjoyable and fun place to work. Hardest part of my job is seeing some students give up so easily opposed to working hard to achieve a goal. The best part is that one persons life you have a positive impact on. Downfall of this company is there is no room for growth or advancement opportunities. Privately owned.