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Frequently Asked Questions about ATECH

ATECH provides high school students with a jump-start toward successful and rewarding careers within the manufacturing and industrial technology industries through a blend of hands-on learning and academics. 

In cooperation with FVTC and local business leaders, ATECH gives students the skills and experience needed to get stable, high-paying jobs available now due to an increasing shortage of skilled workers for manufacturing positions. The need is urgent. The opportunity is great.

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ATECH Advantage

The ATECH Advantage delivers customized education and specialized training to students through in-depth, hands-on projects, and real-world experience to prepare them for a meaningful technical career.

Nearly three-quarters of local companies expect to have difficulty finding skilled workers in 2021. That’s


The most difficult-to-fill positions include machinists/CNC machinists (#1), general labor (#2), welders (#5), and maintenance mechanics (#6).

Earn up to 24 credits through FVTC while still in high school.