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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 choose from. America owes much of its success as a world leader to the prominence of its people in industry and the trades.  So many of our inventors and entrepreneurs

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. Since automotive technicians service cars and trucks at point of need, this is an industry

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: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/15/autos/tokyo-motor-show-2015-preview/ That is some weird stuff!  The industry is changing and changing fast.  Car design, included technology, mechanical structures, highway interfaces and, even, fuel sources are all in flux.  The

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. The specifics, below, are taken from the US Education Department. What does it mean? It means that if you do not have the required academic qualifications (high school or equivalent) to enter our

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

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. The automobile industry is the second largest industry in the US economy and every American is dependent upon it for all the necessities of life. Emergency health care, firefighting, police, food,

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. FIND WORK EASILY AS A DIESEL MECHANIC Moving goods via diesel truck remains one of the best methods of transport in the United States. As such, diesel mechanic jobs are in demand everywhere. Keeping diesel trucks in top condition is essential to ensure goods get where they need to go. As a diesel mechanic,

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. Find out how NYADI can give you the best Auto Mechanic Education New York has to offer! Click below to receive information about beginning your

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. Job applicants are judged on their fit to the specific  job.  How well they will adjust and succeed  in the job environment is evaluated by matching the job needs to their skills, attitudes, and attainments. Auto shops are looking for competent,

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. Be sure to get that salt cleared from your undercarriage as soon as it thaws