Interesting this person referred you to TAB...
My personal opinion: stay away. A former roommate of mine bailed out of ATA after completing Airstage I for TAB. While most of my classmates and myself got hired and started flying the line at Eagle and ASA, this person still had not been hired (not through any fault of his own at TAB). Don't know if he did get hired eventually.
They advertise American Eagle as a bridge partner, but I can tell you for a fact that not 1 person from TAB actually was hired by Eagle. My former roommate was going to interview at Eagle in Sept, but that obviously didn't happen. (Also interesting to note, had he stayed at ATA, he most likely would have interviewed long before Sept.)
I don't know if ATA is the place to go either these days, but I would stay clear of TAB, at least until they can give evidence of solid placement of graduates.