152 Norseman St, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2R4

TORONTO CAMPUS

Auto Training Centre, Toronto, ON

Automotive Training Centers is committed to helping students launch successful careers in the automotive industry. That means we provide top quality training AND superior career placement assistance, so graduates can put their new skills to work directly after finishing the program.

Leveraging time-tested relationships with industry employers, ATC helps students make a smooth transition from training to employment. Local automotive businesses trust the quality of ATC programs, and regularly hire the graduates we recommend for placement.

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Why Choose ATC?

Here are 3 reasons to choose Automotive Training Centre:

Rapid access to the job market

While an EPD lasts more than a year, our intensive program lasts less than 7 months. These 7 months include 5 weeks of paid internship, which allows you to get your foot in door with the automotive world in Montreal. You thus earn 1 year on a traditional training: while DVS students receive their diploma, you will already have one year of experience and will have started to earn your living.

At least 50% of the time spent in the workshop

Our trainings are above all practical. Our goal is to enable you to perform your duties as quickly as possible. Our instructors are certified and experienced mechanics still working in the industry. Our auto mechanics program is therefore always revised to stay on top of the latest developments and make you a sought-after profile.

A workshop at the forefront of the mechanical industry

Our workshop reflects the reality of today’s garages. It includes state-of-the-art equipment that allows our students to work in an environment similar to the one they will find at the end of their training. In addition, we allow our students to bring their cars in for repairs. Our goal is really to work with them on cases that are as real as possible.

Taylor Tietze Auto Body Collision Estimator

My grandfather started Coache Collision Ltd. in 1975, and my father began working there in 1985, as a collision estimator.  My grandfather retired in 2008 leaving the company to my dad, who has owned it since then.  I had only worked at the company in the summer during high school washing cars and cleaning the shop.  After graduating high school, I jumped from job to job; never really happy with the different fields of work I was in.  In January 2012 I went back to Coache Collision and started to do more than just wash cars, enjoying everything that I did.  I soon came to the realization that this is where I belonged, and the career path I had chosen was to follow in my grandfather and father’s footsteps and join the family business.

To advance to the Collision Estimator position at Coache Collision, I was required to take a course related to the work I would be doing.  After doing some research and reading many online reviews, I decided to enroll in the Auto Body Collision Estimator program at the Automotive Training Centre in Surrey, BC.  This would prove to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.

The topics covered in class and the knowledge handed down were made easy to understand, and there was no stone left unturned.  Even my dad, who has been in the industry for 28 years was astounded at the amount I was learning, and the rate at which I was learning it as well.  I was even able to teach him a few things he didn’t already know!

Immediately, within the first week of the class, I was excited to learn, comfortable with the environment and my fellow classmates, and extremely confident in my instructor, Ward MacDougall.  Ward has found a way to make the classroom a fun place to be, whilst packing in copious amounts of knowledge at the same time.  His teaching methods and the way he conducted himself inside and outside the class were outstanding, and he had done for me what no other teacher had ever done before, he made me love coming to school in the morning to learn.  All of the staff at ATC were extremely friendly and accommodating, making me feel comfortable every step of the way.

It’s April 2013 now and I am happily working with my dad in the family business as a Collision Estimator, and loving every minute of it.  The transitions between work and school couldn’t have been smoother thanks to the work of the ATC staff, and my incredible instructor Ward.  I would highly recommend ATC without hesitation to anyone looking to go into the Automotive Industry.

Thank you to all the staff at ATC and especially Ward MacDougall for making my learning experience a pleasure, and helping to jump start my career.

Graduate, Auto Body Collision Estimator program, 2013,

Taylor Tietze

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