How ATC’s Auto Mechanic Training Helped Rahman Sayfur Start a New Career

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At ATC, we take great pride in the achievements of our students, and in the success their find after graduation. Whether completing our mechanic program, learning to become a dispatcher, or preparing for a career as an auto service advisor, our programs are designed to help students reach their goals and hit the ground running after graduation.

One student who benefitted from ATC’s training is 40-year-old Rahman Sayfur of Montréal. For anyone interested in becoming an auto mechanic, Rahman Sayfur’s story could offer more than a little inspiration.

Continue reading to learn more about his hard work and inspiring story.

Rahman Was Seeking a New Career in the Automotive Service Sector

Rahman Sayfur has lived in Montréal for seventeen years. Although he already had a background in mechanics, having trained in engineering in Singapore, he found himself working as a chef in a restaurant in Repentigny. Although careers in the food industry can be very rewarding for some, Rahman found that the stress levels in the kitchen were too high and the working hours were too long. He wanted a career that would fit better with his goals and interests, which lead him to look into training to become a mechanic.

In 2016, Rahman was researching training opportunities to find out where he could study to become a mechanic. This is when he found Automotive Training Centres. It was ultimately the length of the program, which can be completed in seven months, and the fact that ATC offers their courses in English, which won over Rahman and convinced him to apply. In October of that year, he began his training at ATC Montréal.

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Rahman Sayfur finished his training at ATC in May 2017

Auto Mechanic Training Helps Students Prepare With a Paid Practicum

In their auto mechanic courses at ATC, students learn about all of the major mechanical systems that keep cars running. This includes wheels, brakes, suspension, steering, drive lines and axles, electrical systems, engines, and more. Students have access to cutting-edge equipment and get to work in an environment similar to the jobsites they’ll find in the real world.

One of the other benefits of the program is the paid practicum, which places students in approved job sites to gain real-world job experience in their field. Rahman completed his paid practicum at Pneus Chartrand, a car maintenance shop with branches across Québec, including in Brossard, Longueuil, and Sherbrooke.

Rahman Found Work with Ford and Passed His Professional Exam

Rahman finished his auto mechanic training in May of 2017, only seven months after beginning. After his paid practicum, he found work in Ontario with the Ford Motor Company, which sent him to the company’s own auto school.

Rahman ultimately put his training to the test by taking CPA Montréal’s professional qualification exam for mechanics. Anyone hoping to become a mechanic in the Montréal region needs to pass the CPA’s requirements in order to be recognized and earn the professional qualifications necessary to work as an automotive mechanic in the Montréal region. Rahman succeeded in passing both the written and practical exam, and is now on his way to becoming a fully certified mechanic.

Are you interested in starting a new career with an auto mechanic apprenticeship?

Contact Automotive Training Centres to learn how you could become our next success story!


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