ATC Campus Helps Students Capitalize on Automotive Industry Job Growth

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Newly inaugurated Automotive Training Centre campus in BC plays role in Canadian automotive industry post-recession rebirth.

New vehicle sales are up over last year, so the economics and (automotive) employment opportunities are there.

The Automotive Training Centre (ATC), a leading automotive training college, is helping students capitalize on the post-recession rebirth of the Canadian automotive industry with a state-of-the-art campus in Surrey BC.

The Canadian automotive industry is the sixth largest on the planet, accounting for 25% of the country’s exports. Nevertheless, the economic downturn, accelerated automation and global warming have posed tough challenges, and in 2009, new car sales and industry jobs decreased. The industry, however, has since bounced back, and Canada’s share of North American light-vehicle production is now at an all-time high.

The rejuvenated strength of the industry’s biggest players, coupled with technological advances and the looming retirement of baby boomers, point to very bright job prospects in many segments of the auto industry. “New vehicle sales are also up a few percentage points over last year, so the economics and employment opportunities are there,” says ATC director Zyg Strecha.

To help students prepare for these tremendous career opportunities, ATC opened its newest campus last year in Surrey, BC. Situated on two acres of land, the centrally located campus boasts over 15,000 square feet of cutting edge training facilities. The campus’ repair shop features six large modern classrooms and provides students with seven bays, four hoists, a modern scanner for vehicle diagnostics and emissions testing, welding equipment, alignment hoists and more. On the auto body side, the campus offers five bays, a modern paint booth and mixing room and much more.

The Automotive Training Centre in Surrey is Accredited by PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency). The school offers career training in Automotive Service Technician, Auto Body Technician, Automotive Service Operations, Auto Sales and Business Management Training.

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