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Posts Categorized: Automotive Technician

Most Successful Career Fair in Tidewater Tech History!

Written by Mike Hudson, Student Services Coordinator On June 16th, 2019, Tidewater Tech hosted one of their bi-annual Career Fairs. This Career Fair marked one of the most successful recruiting events in the college’s history. With over 19 total employers present, Tidewater Tech students were determined to leave a lasting impression as well as learn… Read more »

Calvary Revival Church and Tidewater Tech create a $1 Million Overcomers Scholarship for Hampton Roads Community

In conjunction with Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, and Tidewater Tech, Calvary Revival Church announces a $1 million scholarship fund for students, to be awarded over the next ten years. Earlier this year, Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) purchased Calvary Revival Church’s former Calvary Christian School campus on East Little Creek Road, where AIM… Read more »

Get into Gear: Career Opportunities for Automotive Technicians

By: Esperanza Poquiz Choosing to work in the automotive technician field will provide you with ample opportunities when it comes to getting your career started. After all, vehicles -whether it’s your own, a friend’s or public transportation- are an essential in getting you from point A to point B.  And if you own a vehicle… Read more »

Tune-up Your Training for Your Next Interview

By Esperanza Poquiz; Edited by Jul DeGeus Going into an interview can be stressful for some of us; others may find it easy. Being well-prepared can help calm your nerves before going into the interview process. Whether you find it easy or hard, these tips could help you feel more confident when walking through the door. Initial… Read more »

What is the Difference between Regular Unleaded and Premium Gas?

Most car owners get all kinds of different answers when it comes to choosing regular unleaded gas or premium gas. This seesaw debate among industry players has been dismissed by some as the equivalent of watering a tree in rain; it’s pointless. There is no difference between regular and premium gas to them. Then there… Read more »

Funny Cars are No Drag

Three Ladies Who Switched Gears in the Auto Industry By Esperanza Poquiz & Jul DeGeus When we say “automotive industry”, who is the first person that comes to mind? Is it Karl Benz or Henry Ford, two of the most popular automobile engineers? Maybe it’s a competitive driver, like A.J. Allmendinger or Jeff Gordon. Heck,… Read more »

Become an Automotive Technician in 45 Weeks

Become an Automotive Technician in 45 Weeks An automotive technician inspects, diagnoses and repairs problems in cars and lightweight trucks. The day-to-day reality of working as an automotive technician is becoming more challenging and complex and employers are now looking for technicians who have completed an auto technician training program. Attaining an auto mechanic certification is… Read more »

How to Become an Automotive Technician in 45 Weeks

How to Become an Automotive Technician in 45 Weeks An automotive technician inspects, diagnoses and repairs problems in cars and lightweight trucks. The day-to-day reality of working as an automotive technician is becoming more challenging and complex and employers are now looking for technicians who have completed an auto technician training program. Attaining an auto mechanic… Read more »