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Coming from somebody with certifications that ought to hold value but don't... I'll tell you that the education industry is bullshit in general.
FWIW I spent a year and a half in school to get factory certified as a motorcycle/watercraft/side by side/generator/quad/snowmobile mechanic for 2 different manufacturers. That holds basically no weight when I go into a dealer or anything because they churn out some real dumbasses that I wouldn't let touch my bike with a 30 foot pole. They also don't teach the more practical shit there either. Sure I can tear down a motor, measure it, and rebuild it pretty easily, but breaking and putting a new chain on a bike? Had to learn it on the fly.
I've also heard it put this way. "A degree does not guarantee you a job, it merely gives you a ticket to compete."
Own: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S, 01 Forester
Owned: 01 Suzuki Volusia, 92 Isuzu pickup, 96 Grand Cherokee, 97 Camry, 04 Intrepid, 01 Dakota, 05 Toyota Tundra