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Growing Opportunities for New Auto Technicians Due to Skilled Worker Shortage

Typically, when attending high school or earning your GED, the end goal is getting into college or a 4-year university. But, that’s not the path that’s necessarily right for everyone. Over the course of 4 years, college tuition and fees can add up to as much as $100,000 and sometimes more. It pays (literally), to […]

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What is the Highest Paid Automotive Technician? Auto Mechanic Salary Information

If you’re breaking out into the automotive industry, you want to make sure you’re gearing up for a lucrative career that will be able to support yourself and your family. What is the highest paid automotive technician? Also, what factors affect how much you earn out in the field? Automotive Training Center decided to compile […]

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Car Dealers Concerned About the Increasing Auto Technician Shortage

It’s no secret that the cars of the future are coming, and they’re coming fast. As technology in vehicles advance, and more and more cars are made, the help of qualified and smart auto technicians—trained to the industry’s standards—is needed now more than ever. Today, the number of practicing technicians in service centers and shops […]

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How to Become a Mechanic: Developing Your Technician Career Road Map

For those with a passion for cars, a problem-solving mind, and a hands-on approach, becoming an automotive mechanic is a highly rewarding career adventure. If you want to learn more about how to become a mechanic, the experts at the Automotive Training Center created the following resource to help you develop your personal technician career […]

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Automotive Management Career Path

Considering your career options in automotive? Then, you likely know about the role that automotive technicians play. Still, a service center can’t function with just technicians alone. Service advisors and automotive service managers play a crucial part in keeping shop operations in order and providing customers with a positive experience. If you’re looking into an […]

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10 Steps to ASE Certification

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) marks the gold standard for the latest practices and procedures in the automotive industry. Earning and maintaining ASE certification is a goal that many new and practicing technicians strive for in their first years in the industry. To help our starting technicians gear up to get ASE […]

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How ATC’s Culture Is Built for Non-Traditional Students

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)* has found several distinctive traits that set non-traditional students apart from traditional undergrads (those who attend a four-year college or university directly after high school, and then join the workforce). At our two-year post-secondary automotive training school, we’re thrilled to provide a learning environment where both traditional and […]

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Automotive Technical Instructor Career Overview

Of the five main programs of study in the automotive and marine industries (automotive, collision reconditioning, diesel, hi-performance, and marine service), each offers an array of different career paths to strive toward, from insurance adjuster to trackside technician. One auto career that all of these programs have in common is becoming a technical instructor in […]

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Your Path to Becoming a Shop Foreman

Combining leadership skills and a love of interacting with people and cars, becoming an automotive shop foreman can be a rewarding opportunity for the right technician. If you’re interested in becoming a shop foreman someday, but aren’t sure where to start, consult the following post on what it takes by your fellow auto enthusiasts at […]

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Automotive Technician vs Collision Repair Technician: What’s the Difference?

Car lovers considering their career options in the automotive field often find that more than one program offered by a post-secondary school piques their interests. To help those torn between pursuing automotive technology and collision reconditioning technology, Automotive Training Center (ATC) put together the following guide to the differences between training to be an automotive […]

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