Automation Technology College Ltd. (A.T.C.) was started in January 1997 by George West with an enrolment of seven (7) students. Mr. George West, a graduate Electrical and Instrument Engineer with over thirty years experience, committed himself to sharing his experience and expertise with the nation by opening up this Technical College.
As an ex-apprentice (Texaco), he was acutely aware of the need for specialist vocational training for technicians in the burgeoning energy / industrial sectors and the College proved an appropriate vehicle to address this problem.
The College continued to grow and to gain recognition for the quality of its graduates. In fact in the year 2000, one of its graduates, won the much coveted City and Guilds Gold Medal – placing first in the world. This feat was repeated three years later in 2003. A.T.C. struck gold again in 2008/2009 and 2011 when four more of its students came first in the world and received City and Guilds gold medals. Between 2012 and 2013 five more of A.T.C.'s students and one lecturer received City & Guilds gold medals.
In 2010, A.T.C. had the honour of being the first institution in Trinidad and Tobago to be awarded two full scholarships from the City and Guilds International Foundation Bursary Fund.
Under the pressure of growing demand, the College expanded and is now located in three areas namely: San Fernando, Curepe and Chaguanas. The College is a Registered Examination Centre for City and Guilds of London.
The College offers a wide variety of City and Guilds Technical Programmes taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers.