SILVER SPRING, Md., (WUSA) -- "This is actually the DVD portfolio I was working on."
Michael Liska was confident the classes at the American Career Institute were just what he needed t land a job in the digital media.
"The program was actually fast-paced, but it covered everything that I wanted to learn," Liska says.'
He worked hard, maintained a 4.0 GPA, and locked forward to graduating this August. But his dreams were crushed with one unexpected call.
"My teacher called me on Wednesday and he said the school is closed," he says.
It was January 9th of this year, when ACI posted a letter on the door that says they regrettably had to close the school for financial reasons.
Michael wondered what he had missed. After all, he was just in class the day before.
He says, "Basically I was pissed off."
Michael thought the $6,000 used to pay tuition at the Maryland trade school was a good investment in his future.