I have to say that I have taken a welding course consisting of 30 Hours of training and hands on welding and it was nowhere near as in depth as the first two hours of the Oxy-acetylene segment of the welding course. The ATI Course is the opportunity I was looking for the last 20 years.
—Allen Godin, Electronics/Avionics Technician, Morrisville, Vermont
I would highly recommend the ATI courses to anyone. Even if you choose not to pursue a career in any of the fields, this knowledge can still be extremely valuable. If you know carpentry, plumbing, masonry and locksmithing, what could you not do around your own home? Add in welding and machine shop, and there is no end to the projects you could tackle.
—Frank Mosblech, Mt. Airy, N.C.
One of the disappointments I’ve had with the methods of education I received in the past is that you are compelled to learn things with no thought to how you might apply it in real life. The ATI courses follows a logical progression of skills development you can readily apply to the real world.
—Tom Alt, Cusseta, Georgia
I love the empowering effect of the training… knowing I can fix anything! I started with plumbing because I had a plumbing problem in my house. And I fixed it! Something simple I had paid a plumber good money to do.
—Bob Sellers, Computer Programmer, Ava, Montana
Compared to traditional classroom training, the self-pace and excellent video images lead to better learning. The video (especially close ups) provide views unavailable in classrooms, and the ability to review at any time is a big advantage.
—Brian McCarthy, Grand Rapids, Michigan
I like the convenience and flexibility of the ATI courses. I choose when, how much and how fast to learn.
—Michael Tillman, Nevada, Iowa
This plumber I spoke with recently didn’t believe I knew his trade and when I spoke more with him he said, “You really do know what you are talking about. I’d better not do anything wrong or you’ll know about it.” My friends see me as different now. They see me as this person who can do all this stuff! I feel empowered and confident.
—Nick Hibbert, Pueblo, CO, disabled, future handyman
I like that every subject is explained very well. The why and what you are doing are explained; and, the right way and the wrong way are shown.
—John Hayes, Staton Island, New York