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Glen Verduchi, Arturo Ramos and Rich Barth Bring Their Combined 60+ Years Of Experience Plus Passion For Teaching To Help Prepare You For A Future Working In the Automotive Industry.
"Passionate about automobiles since I was a kid, I worked on cars with my father and with neighborhood friends. I was an Automotive Tech for 3 years at Balise Chevrolet and for 16 years at Hurd Chevrolet / Buick / GMC and Hummer. What drives me is the look on students’ faces when they understand something they didn’t before entering the program. Teaching is not just a job—it’s an opportunity to share my experience and to help students start a career in the automotive industry."
Glenn Verduchi, Instructor
General Motors Master Tech / RI State Inspector
"I started working in my family’s automotive business while still in High School. Twenty years of experience on many makes and models has given me a good grasp of mechanics. When I work with students hands-on in the shop, I can help them ‘get’ what they may not have understood in the classroom. I know how important it is to employers that Techs be dependable; I strive to model that every day for students, to help them become more work-ready."
Arturo Ramos, Shop Skills Instructor
OSHA Certified Trainer (General Industry) / RI State Inspector
"An Automotive Mechanic for 18 years, I’m passionate about the advancement of technology in the automotive industry. I work with the school and with employers on our Program Advisory Committee to keep looking to the future, so that our program trains students to meet changing employment needs. Introducing students to electromagnets and magnetic fields is relevant for today’s hybrids and electric cars—and is even more important for tomorrow’s automotive technology jobs. We’ve included a whole course on diagnosing an engine’s conditions, including:
— Check engine lights
— ABS (anti-locking brake systems)
— Scan tool use and goals
—Diagnostic flow charts
—Connector end views
We teach students according to the 'fix it right the first time' diagnostic approach that addresses the customer’s complaint and fixes the vehicle right—first time, every time."
Richard Barth, Department Chair/ Instructor
ASE Master Tech / American Welding Society, Weld-Strength Certified / BraunAbility Certified
What Students Say About MTTI's Automotive Day Instructors
"Arturo, Rich and Glen are good teachers. They were easy to get along with, relatable and they communicated well. I always had someone to help me in the shop and to answer my questions. Before going to school, I had just been turning wrenches. I’ve become a more knowledgeable, confident and efficient Auto Service Tech. Attending MTTI was well worth my time and money. I now have a greater knowledge base to help me grow in the industry." —Jarett Croisetiere, 2019 Graduate, Service Tech at Tasca Ford
"Great school, very hands-on; great instructors." —Enleil Aho, 2018 Graduate, Auto Tech at Main Street BP in Athol, MA
"The Instructors (at MTTI) are friendly; you will get the help that you need to work in the proper way." --Derek Merow, Express Service Tech at Courtesy Kia
"At MTTI you work on many makes and models of vehicles. We learned to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair anything that comes in the door—our own or our classmates’ cars, and vehicles community members bring in. Similar to working in a repair shop, we saw or performed diagnostics almost every day—whether we used a scan tool or visually inspected a vehicle, to know what needed to be repaired. When I tried something my own way, I had validation from the Instructors. Instead of asking, ‘Am I doing this right?' I could say to them, ‘Do you see what I see?’ It supports, and even pushes you, to go for the answers when someone shows you how to do it yourself. Going to school to learn something we really like puts us on the path of doing something better in life." —Veronica DosSantos, 2018 Graduate, Express Tech at a Subaru Dealership