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Women in Automotive: Why Now is a Great Time to Start Training for a Career in Auto

In the last decade, the automotive industry has shifted gears on multiple levels, from producing greener cars to empowering a more gender-inclusive workplace. Male or female: qualified, knowledgeable individuals are in high demand. If you’re a woman who’s fascinated by cars and the systems that drive them, now is the time to get your training […]

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All About the MOPAR® CAP LOCAL Program

If you’re interested in making the most out of your automotive technician education, attending a training school with meaningful partnerships in the industry and in your area, is something to keep at the top of your mind during your search. One of the associations available to students at select schools is MOPAR® CAP LOCAL. In […]

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

If you’re trying to set your career’s course in automotive, you may think both the role of automotive technician and diesel repair technician could play to your love of cars and mechanics. Well, you would be right! In this post, Automotive Training Center (ATC) put the role of entry-level automotive technician and diesel repair technician […]

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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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It’s Not Too Late to Start Your Path as an Automotive Technician

If you’re not content with your current job, deciding to change career paths is a big step, but that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t do so. When you’ve done your research and know how to move forward, starting your path as an automotive technician isn’t as difficult as you might think, and it’s something […]

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5 Auto Body Painting Safety Tips

Sanding, painting, or applying solvent or fillers is a daily duty of professional and practicing collision repair technicians. But no technician or hobbyist should ever put their health in danger for the perfect paint job. At ATC, we take auto body painting safety seriously and our shop-based training sessions are always accompanied by the proper […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Your Career Possibilities After Vo-Tech + ATC

Vo-tech used to be the only required training for aspiring automotive and marine technicians, but as the auto industry has advanced, so have the training requirements for technicians in the field. Today’s employers actively seek candidates who already have two years of post-secondary training under their belts. Classroom theory and hands-on, shop-based practice can help […]

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How Close Are We to Driverless Cars?

When we think of the far-off future, many of us envision a Jetsons-type scene, the most striking element being a flurry of flying cars buzzing around. And while flying cars may not be on the horizon just yet, there’s no doubt that the automotive industry is advancing at a rapid pace. Recent tech advancements that […]

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Beyond Changing Oil: The Advanced Skills You’ll Develop at an Auto Training School

A common stigma is that automotive training school will only teach students the basics of mechanic responsibilities. However, the comprehensive hands-on career training at a private post-secondary automotive training school goes far beyond teaching you how to change a car or truck’s oil. We want to make sure that you’re not confused as to where […]

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Straight as an Arrow: How Technicians Operate an Alignment System

One of the exciting responsibilities of an automotive technician is making sure that a vehicle’s alignment is straight so a driver can experience precise and safe control and handling on the road. Commonly part of a routine service appointment, this procedure is an important one, placing a lot of emphasis on a technician to perform […]

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