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Entertainment Career Connection – Scam?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Entertainment Career Connection makes use of the mentor-apprentice approach while giving students education and practical experience at the same time. They place pupils with working professionals who mentor the pupils through a guided curriculum. News reports have confirmed that their job placement rate was at 76 percent as of 2008, and they recently celebrated 25 years in business. So why have accusations arisen that they are a Entertainment Career Connection scam?

Some companies are, in fact, scams – they take money from unsuspicious customers and fail to provide the services they guarantee. Unfortunately, there are times when businesses that do provide quality services are tagged as scams. Here are some situations:

1.A company can be tagged a scam when it offers an option to the status quo. At present, the common form of education is the traditional school. Entertainment Career Connection employed a strategy that is not new but is somewhat “different”. The mentor-apprentice set up has existed for centuries even before the birth of traditional schools.

2.A company can be labeled a scam when a customer is unhappy with its service – whether or not it is the company’s fault. This usually happens when the client fails to grasp the whole context of the agreement. Entertainment Career Connection offers a program that can unknowingly attract people who are looking for a shortcut to fame and fortune without comprehending fully the conditions within the program. The mentor-apprentice set up will require a lot of self discipline and sense of responsibility since this is a type of modular self-study. But without this clear knowing, the “customer-is-always-right” mentality takes over, and the student feels eligible to cry foul.

This article isn’t designed to prove or disprove whether the Entertainment Career Connection scam is true, nor to discredit any former student who is unhappy with it. Rather, the point is that before we tag something a scam, we should have a balanced look at the facts beyond simple hearsay. Here are a few checks and balances to the debate:

* Complainants towards ECC are just 1% of the entire population of students that are under the course. Which means that 99% of the populace are satisfied with the services that were supplied for more than 25 years.

* Each problem against ECC is matched with a positive and pleasing testimonials from current pupils, prior students, and the mentors that are all part of the course.

* ECC’s 76-percent job placement rate rivals or exceeds that of many competing courses – solid evidence that the program works for those who work with it.

* ECC has a verified history of making every attempt to rectify customer issues individually.
The point is that every company has dissatisfied clients, some of whom cannot be pleased. Nevertheless, this is not enough to call a certain business venture a scam.

Entertainment Career Connection has enough longevity and enough happy students that we should be slow to place the “Entertainment Career Connection scam” label on them.