HVAC Schools in Virginia Beach: Are They Really Needed to Start a Career in HVAC?

Shipbuilding is big business in the Virginia Beach area, with several busy shipyards headquartered here. These shipyards offer numerous opportunities for employment, including installing fiber optic cable, pipefitting/welding, and HVAC installation and repair. An HVAC technician can generally find employment year round, working on air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems in homes or in businesses  [...]

How to Get a Welding Apprenticeship as a Maritime Welder: Facts You Should Know!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, welding, soldering, and brazing workers make up 10% of the total workforce in the US ship and boat building industry. Welders are an integral part of the shipbuilding process, ensuring that machines are ready to take on the challenges of the open waters. Welders in the shipbuilding industry  [...]

Truck Driver Shortage Solutions: Could Your New Trucking Career Help End This Issue?

There is a shortage of truck drivers delivering goods to stores and this explains why the prices of commodities are steadily rising. Trucking companies across the country are struggling to find interested and qualified drivers, especially for long-haul routes, forcing rates and wages higher. According to the American Trucking Associations, the industry was short more  [...]

Maritime Welding in Hampton Roads: Is there a High Demand for Welders?

Perhaps you’ve heard that maritime welding is a good career, with plenty of opportunities for the well-trained welder. So what does it take to be a maritime welder? In the past, shipyards often hired entry-level employees. These workers, who had little formal training in welding, were given basic lessons in operating the equipment and started  [...]

ATI Designated 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School

Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) is pleased to announce that is has once again been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. An annual list compiled by VIQTORY Media, it includes only colleges and universities dedicated to meeting the unique needs of military and veteran students. To select schools, VIQTORY established a comprehensive set of criteria to  [...]

Commercial Driving Test Vs Behind the Wheel: What Parts Are There to the Test?

Anyone who operates a commercial vehicle, including passenger buses, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers trucks, and dump trucks among others should have a CDL (commercial driver’s license). There are three types of CDLs, including Class, A, B, and C that determine the type of vehicle you will drive. The different classes are also determined by the GVWR (gross  [...]

Is Getting a CDL Hard? Why Formal Education is Important in Virginia

If you enjoy being on the open road, traveling across country and have job security, you may be interested in obtaining your commercial driver’s license. Getting your CDL could open many good-paying jobs and with the burgeoning economy, the need for truck drivers is expected to increase. According to Bob Costell, the chief economist for  [...]

Heavy Vehicle Mechanic: Can You See Yourself in this Career in Hampton Roads?

Heavy vehicle mechanics repair and maintain equipment that might include diesel trucks, tractors, cranes, and bulldozers, to till land, haul goods and equipment, lift beams, dig earth, and perform other jobs. Heavy vehicle mechanics and technicians typically work on hydraulic systems, transmissions, engines, and electrical systems of a vast array of vehicles used in manufacturing,  [...]

Mechanic School in Hampton Roads: Your First Step Towards a New Career

Automotive technology is an integral part of our daily lives. Automotive service technicians and mechanics, known simply as service technicians, maintain and service the vehicles that power our daily routines. Those seeking a career in this field should survey their options before beginning the application process. What are the benefits of getting a formal education  [...]