FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do you find students?
Students come fill out an application after hearing about an upcoming class through a newsletter, our website, or word of mouth. Many come on their own from local communities some are sent on behalf of their business or organization. Each student is tested on their reading, math and problem solving skills. Students do not need to be able to read to participate, but it helps to know the level of each student at the beginning of each course.
Do they stay on site? If not do you have lodging for them?
Students are responsible for their own lodging. If they cannot travel home each day they need to find lodging available nearby. We can help recommend a few options.
How long are the classes?
Level 1 - classes cover 40 hours of education per week taught 7:30am-3:30pm daily, Monday-Friday. 80 hour courses will be completed in 2 weeks. 120 hour courses will be completed in 3 weeks.
Do the students pay for the classes?
Yes, students are responsible to pay the tuition price which can be found here. However, some students are sponsored from their organization and many other students receive financial aid from Extollo Scholarships.
How many students are in your classes?
Space is limited to help ensure the quality of education. Most classes range from 15-20 students.
Do you offer private classes?
Yes! Extollo offers private classes to businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring the entire student group. Find out more here.
Who teaches the classes?
Since opening our main training center in Bercy in July 2016 our ex-pat professional instructors have been investing into our local Haitian training staff. These Haitian trainers have begun teaching level 1 classes with the same level of standards since January 2019.
Do you help students find jobs after they graduate?
Yes! Extollo carefully tracks all graduates in our private database. On average Extollo hires about 30% of the graduates directly in various capacities to help further their education and provide them with income as they continue to practice their trade. Extollo also serves as a network of construction professionals and our graduate's contact information is shared with other businesses and organizations who are looking to employ quality construction workers.
How are you funded?
Historically our funding comes from Extollo International and its constituents. For the purpose of sustainability, as we continue to grow we strategically will use profits from our construction business to re-invest into the trade school, helping to increase the number of students that can participate in our programs.
What is your next project?
One of our next main objectives is to continue to develop more curriculum (such as finance and management) into a program that can expand the depth of education our students receive.
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