New York ADI Blog

Technology, Science & Ingenuity Salute To African American History Month
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 12:53

While pondering a theme for African American History Month, we at NYADI did a little research on Black Americans in technology and science.  There was an impressive array of men and women from the 18th to the 21st centuries who were involved in practical inventions and basic mechanical processes that moved industries forward.  Others were responsible for life-saving medical breakthroughs.  There were too many to cho

What Is An Eligible Career Pathway Program?
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 13:59

What exactly does “eligible career pathway” mean?  One type of career pathway is a school to work program that leads to a sustainable career.  A sustainable career is a job with growth potential in an industry that pays well and is hiring now and will be hiring into the future.  The automotive repair and maintenance industry fits that description to a tee.  Automobile sales are up and innovations in design and mechanical parts keep on coming.

Future Cars: The Weird And The Wonderful
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 14:12

Cars of  the Future

The Tokyo auto show is displaying a collection of special edition and designer prototypes of some automobiles that combine the visions of James Bond, Star Trek and Austin Powers.  Mod meets mad with these future cars!  If you are in the mood for travel, the Tokyo Motor Show runs from October 29 to November 8.  Check out the preview at:

New Option For ATB(Ability To Benifit) Students At Nyadi
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 14:54

No GED; no problem! New York Automotive & Diesel Institute is prepared to welcome ATB(Ability to Benefit) students. These are students over 17 who have not completed high school or do not have a valid foreign educational certificate. ATB Students who qualify for the program will be eligible for US government funding and will receive special assistance with their education.

Where Will All The Drivers Go?
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 15:15
The autobot is here.  Science fiction movie self driving cars (think Herbie and the Transformers) in the form of so-called driverless cars are already traveling the highways of America, on their own.   The Google car is one example – not so much driverless car as  it is a self-driven car or an automobile robot with a passenger, just in case – autobot anyone?   The New York Times published an article describing a problem that we, the human drivers, caused by our less than perfect attention to safety rules.  “Dmitri Dolgov, head of software for Google’s Self-Driving Car Project, said that one thing he had learned from the project was that human drivers needed to be “less idiotic.”

Less Mech; More Tech
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 15:24

The leaves will be changing soon, and so will everything that you have learned or thought you knew about automotive technology.

Coming up over the horizon is a whole new breed of cars and trucks. These will depend less and less on automotive mechanics and more and more on automotive technology. Even trucks and buses will not be left out of the technology revolution.

Why Bcome A Diesel Mechanic
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 15:34
Compared to working on hot rods and muscle cars, becoming a diesel mechanic can seem kind of dull. Although the diesel mechanic path seems a bit practical, it’s a smart choice if you want to get ahead in your career.

Ah Spring! NY Car April 2015
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 15:38

The daffodils are finally coming out and so are the new automobiles at the NYC  Auto Show. This will be the last weekend to enjoy the New York car show April 2015.  If you love cars, consider a career in automotive or diesel technology.  From maintenance and repair  to engineering and design, there are good opportunities for people who love hands-on work.  Where to start?  NYADI of course.

Evolution And The Automotive Job Search
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 15:41

Evolution and the automotive job search

One of the most familiar tenets of the theory of evolution is “survival of the fittest”.  It doesn’t have anything to do with gym time but rather how an organism is best adjusted to its environment.  In other words, how well it fits in its world.

Be Safe Out There
Posted: Mon, 2016-05-16 15:44

It’s cold. It’s wet. The roads are slick. These conditions mean that you need to take extra care when driving – for your sake, the sake of your vehicle, and the safety of other cars and pedestrians. From 13 years experience living in the frozen north of upstate NY, I have a few tips. I always had my car spray waxed in the winter; it helped to make the ice slide off the windshield easier.