ATI Enterprises

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ATI Enterprises, also known as ATI Schools and Colleges[1] and ATI Training Center [2] was a group of career training schools operating in the southern and western United States. The company imploded in 2013 under a burden of multiple lawsuits and legal claims. [3]

They offer programs in health care, information technology, and the skilled trades.[4] They have instructional facilities in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma. New Mexico, and Arizona.[5] Some of the Texas programs are operated under the name of "South Texas Vocational Technical Institute", and some of the Arizona programs under the name of "Arizona Automotive Institute" [5]/. The combined schools had 7300 students and 17 campuses in March 2012.[6] The schools in the chain are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, and various Texas and Florida agencies [6]

As of 2011, Michael Gries became the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Carli Strength [6]

In August 2011, following complaints of inflated job-placement rates, the Texas Workforce Commission revoked certificates of approval for 22 of the chain's programs, and put all the Texas campuses on probation.[6][7] On August 30, 2011, the US Department of Justice filed a complaint against the chain for false claims for student loans, based on their enrollment of ineligible students and false statements to students about future employability.[8][9]

The company closed in 2013 due to legal issues.[10]


  1. ^ ATI website Archived August 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ ATI Training Center Archived December 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ ATI Implodes
  4. ^ "Our programs" Archived August 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b "Our locations" Archived August 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b c d "ATI newsroom" Archived August 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Career Colleges are accused of inflating job placement numbers" The Chronicle of Higher Education November 13, 2011 [1]
  8. ^ "Government Files Complaint Against Dallas Area-Based For-profit Chain of Schools for False Claims Act Violations" Dept. of Justice Press release, Aug 30, 2012 [2]
  9. ^ "Justice Department Files Complaint Against Career-College Company" The Chronicle of Higher Education Sept. 3, 2012 [3]
  10. ^ ATI Closed The Door

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