Skilled Trade Jobs That are in Demand in Virginia for 2017

Why a Skills-Based Education Could Give You the Career You’re Looking For Why do most people go to college? Nine times out of ten, the answer is probably “to make more money.” Fair enough, but what kind of college? Does it have to involve ivy-covered buildings? What kind of degree? There are plenty of them  [...]

ATI Designated 2017 Military Friendly® School

Once again, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) has been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. An annual list compiled by Victory Media – publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse – it includes only colleges and universities dedicated to meeting the unique needs of military and veteran students. To select schools, Victory Media established a comprehensive  [...]

Hampton Roads’ Nexgen HVAC Services Hires ATI Graduates

For more than a decade, David Stockburger worked in and around the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. A born troubleshooter, working as a technician came naturally and he quickly excelled. Looking for his next challenge, David decided it was time to become his own boss and so he started his own company. In November  [...]

How Much Does an HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic Make in Virginia?

In 1771, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, was appointed to be the Royal Governor of Virginia in Williamsburg. Already governor of New York, Lord Dunmore sent a grievance to the King of England, complaining about, among other things, Virginia’s summer heat. Although Lord Dunmore left power centuries ago, his observation on Virginia’s stifling temperatures  [...]

14 Hilarious T-shirts You’ll Want When You Become a Mechanic

It might seem like all serious technical work and information overload when you’re studying to become a mechanic. Surely, it’s no small undertaking. That said, the job can be entirely fun, enjoyable, and even laid back once you get some fundamentals under your belt. If you’re a mechanic, you know nothing shows your laid back  [...]

Diesel Technology Defined: Powerful Terms to Get Your Career Started

Diesel engines are amazing. They’re powerful, efficient and relied upon to help keep the country rolling. In fact, it’s estimated that there are more than 2 million diesel-powered tractor trailers hauling products, equipment, and livestock across the country right now. Diesel also fuels farm and construction equipment, military tanks and vehicles and even generators that power  [...]

The 8 Top Talents of Every Great Auto Mechanic

Good mechanics are a driver’s best friend. Great mechanics are almost family. If you have the education, skills, knowledge and experience to be a great mechanic, there’s a good chance you’ll have a long line of loyal customers who come to see you on a regular basis. They’ll depend on you to keep their cars,  [...]

What are the Top Paying Diesel Mechanic Jobs?

There are some recognizable traits associated with the kind of people who work as diesel mechanics. These professionals are self-directed, detail-oriented, and analytical; they can assess a problem or situation and make logical decisions based on real-world information. Perhaps these qualities are hard to find in the workforce, because diesel mechanics are in great demand.  [...]

Opening an Auto Repair Shop: 6 Things You Should Know

For many, owning a business is a part of the American Dream and a path to personal wealth. If you’re a mechanic or working on becoming a mechanic, reaching that dream might start with the idea of opening your own auto repair shop. You can set the hours, work with customers on pricing, specialize on interesting  [...]