This PDTI certification is a real stinker. I called recruiters at Crete out of interest of going there, and asked them about schools they accept students from.
No matter what I told this recruiter about the school I most wanted to attend, and for good reasons, all they could say was, "it has to be PTDI certified." (Add high pitched nasal quality to the voice for proper emphasis)
I was so irked, I said thank you and hung up the phone. Okay, that was rude, but what is up with a person or company who will not even attempt to listen to reason?
The school is Salt Lake Community College, check it out if you want to research it yourself. One of the instructors there, when I asked him why they did not have the PTDI cert. told me that the cost to them was somewhat prohibitive, and that it just was not neccesary for them to have. I have to agree with him on this point. This school is accredited by the Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universties. It doesn't get much better than that. The instructor also informed me that they actually exceeded PDTI standards, and that some well respected companies sent their employees there for training including ABF and FedEx.
So what gives? I know standards of performance are a good thing, but I think SLCC has these standards set in place, if not by PDTI.
I wonder if I could call Crete back and reason with SOMEONE there? :smt021