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Ontario private career college folds

Incidents such as this one should be avoidable:

Without warning, a private career college in Richmond Hill has gone bankrupt and students like Neil Costa of Niagara Falls are waiting to see what happens to the thousands of dollars they have paid in tuition fees.

Last week, everything appeared to be fine at the Canadian campus of Mobile Dynamics Canada, but when students showed up for classes on Monday they received the bad news after reading a letter that was taped to the front door.

“We had students from all over the world. Some of them had to call their parents and get flights booked so that they could go home,” said Costa, 19, who had completed three weeks of the eight-week course.

The school, which was founded in 1990, trains students in the field of mobile electronics installation. They have a sister U.S. campus, in Phoenix, Ariz., which is still open.

“This is a government accredited school and once you pass the two-month course you get certified and can start a career in the car audio industry,” said Costa, who paid about $9,000 in tuition fees.

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