Ontario College of Trades staff are “idiots” says auto service technician
Dave wonders why the OCOT is pulling in millions of dollars in fees, yet cannot even basically train the people that answer its phones
We mostly hear from residential renovators and home builders, but sometimes we get posts from other types of trades.
Here, auto service technician Dave has a message of solidarity for his colleagues in our industry re: the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)…
“Good to hear some honest opinions and voices on how stupid OCOT are. I believe that 99 per cent of tradespeople know and respect their given trades. But the OCOT is driving young people away from the trades in droves… They are not giving them any chance of success to be our future replacements when the time comes.
I am a Automotive Service Tech with 36 years in my trade. OCOT are… idiots. (They) know little or nothing that on goes in the “real world ” and are slow and dimwitted.
They “talk the talk” about boards, members from selected trades and people in the trades that help with running OCOT . . . . Horseshit to that. Even then they are clueless!!!!
I think it’s time that a class action law suit (is) directed at these morons for what they do… or more accurately, don’t do.
Try asking a question. Or being put on hold five times. (Do they not) realize they are under staffed, are(that their people) are poorly trained and cannot answer a simple question?
Remember this… 260,000 trades people in Ontario pay OCOT $120 a year. Sometimes more if you are in more than one trade. What does one do with $ 14.4-million?
Good luck to all and keep our voices strong… and loud.”