Surrey , British Columbia Canada (PressExposure) July 21, 2011 -- The Automotive Training Centre (ATC), a leading automotive training college in Canada, is helping students capitalize on the post-recession rebirth of the Canadian automotive industry with a state-of-the-art campus in Surrey, British Columbia.
The Canadian automotive industry is the sixth largest on the planet, accounting for 25% of the countrys entire exports. Nevertheless, the economic downturn, accelerated automation and effects of global warming have posed tough challenges, and in 2009, new car sales and industry jobs decreased. The industry, however, has since bounced back, and Canadas share of North American light-vehicle production is now at an all-time high.
This is in part due to the rejuvenated strength of the industrys biggest players, coupled with technological advances and the looming retirement of baby boomers. The combination of these factors 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 Automotive Training Centre 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 also offers five bays, a modern paint booth and mixing room and much more.
The Automotive Training Centre in Surrey is accredited by the PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency). The Automotive Training Centre offers career training in Automotive Service Technician, Auto Body Technician, Automotive Service Operations, Auto Sales and Business Management Training. It also has campuses in Toronto and Montreal.