ATI Accepts Generous Donations of Camaro and Impala from Hendrick Automotive Group

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) students were thrilled to receive two new “toys” in the form of a Chevrolet Camaro and Impala to be used in the Automotive Technician Program at ATI. The cars were generously donated from local Rick Hendrick Chevrolet and Cadillac dealers.

“We’re proud to have Hendrick Automotive Group’s support, as well as their acknowledgement of the quality programs and caliber of our graduates,” says ATI Vice President Andy Gladstein. “We truly appreciate this donation to our Automotive Technician Program. Our students and instructors are excited to get under the hood of these two vehicles in our shop!”

The contributions will be used across the curriculum to support the education of students in everything from advanced diagnostics, electrical courses, brake applications, engine performance (looking at you, Camaro!), and more.

The Automotive Technology Program is a comprehensive, 15-month ASE certified light duty diesel course. Students are exposed to multiple manufacturer trainings throughout several different classes in addition to having access to state-of-the-industry, hands-on instruction that will prepare them for the workplace. They also receive “bumper-to-bumper” education covering every system from tires and suspension to computers and diagnostics.

ATI’s Automotive Technology program is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

The Automotive Technology diploma program offers ASE/NATEF based training in the practical aspects of automotive maintenance and repair with emphasis on logical diagnostic procedures and effective repair methods. Students receive classroom and laboratory training using modern test equipment and specialized tools. Students gain hands-on experience in a realistic shop environment where they must demonstrate specific proficiencies. The program prepares graduates for entry-level employment as an automotive repair technician in an automotive service center.

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