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The Dave School is a good program but it is a LW-centric program so you will be focusing primarily on LW. Which is a great application and one a VERY powerful one to boot. Contrary to what a lot of people are saying here on this forum LW IS still extensively used in the field of FX. I know quite a few people still making their way just fine these days in Hollywood. Although it's getting tough for everyone due to the present economic state. if you can Master and I mean really master LW you can find work. However, if you are looking to run the general hiring gauntlet Maya for FX and Max for gaming are generally listed as qualifications. As someone wisely posted here If you have mastered the 3D process and have a through understanding of the inner working AND ... have artistic talent you will find work. What application you choose is irrelevant. Learning Maya is not going to make you a great 3D artist anymore than Learning Modo.
If you're interested in learning LW in a good learning environment as well as getting a good fundamental grasp of the flow of production then yes Dave School is a good choice. If you want to break in because of the software you know then perhaps it is better that you go somewhere else.