State is Working with Students Affected by School's Closing

Department of Labor and Workforce Development asking for students to send them information regarding their enrollment at the CDM Institute. The school's Wayne location suddenly closed down recently.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is working to assistant students who were enrolled at the CDM Technical Institute in Wayne.

The privately-owned and operated vocational school, which has nine locations throughout New Jersey, abruptly shut down its Wayne location last week without explanation.  The Wayne campus was its main location.

The Better Business Bureau of New Jersey (BBB) has received 11 written complaints, phone calls, and e-mails about the school’s closing. The BBB has contacted the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) about the school’s closing. The BBB has updated its information about the school on its website. It is not accredited by the BBB.

The LWD is gathering information from students affected by the school’s closing. Enrolled students were mailed a letter last week regarding the LWD’s efforts. Affected students have until Feb. 15 to submit information to the LWD regarding their enrollment at the school. Click here for more information.

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Tina Scarnecchia February 05, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Daniel, is there a way you can do some investigating to find out how we, the students, can get our transcripts from the school. I called the county police dept and they said try the local pd. someone from Wayne PD mentioned I need to file a civil complaint but I'm not sure that would help me actually retrieve that info. Also, some of us had personal records in our classrooms, that could be a concern. Thank you. Tina
Scondo February 05, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Sadly, student through out the country are saddled with high student loan debt for places quite similar to this one and they are led to believe that the training assures them of employment, when in fact it does not. Buyer beware.
Daniel Hubbard February 05, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Tina, I would call the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. They should be able to help you out. Filing a complaint probably wouldn't hurt. schoolapprovalunit@dol.state.nj.us or (609) 984‐5262. Daniel
Debra Underwood March 03, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Daniel: My daughter attended CDM Institute and graduated in October and passed her test. However, I was completing paperwork and needed the schools Federal ID number. How do I go about obtaining this number? Does anyone out there know the Federal ID Number for this school? Any help would be greatly appreciated.. You can email me at debraunderwood40@hotmail.com Thanks again


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