Robert Klabacka started the National Institute for Concrete Construction in 1959. Since then, Robert's three sons have carried on the family tradition of offering high quality, vocational training programs in a variety of different industries and subjects. Robert Klabacka instilled a number of fundamental principles in his sons that have been the key to the success of the organization. These principles are the motto of the business: Quality, Integrity and Pride.
In 1963, Robert Klabacka opened the Diesel Truck Driver Training School on eighty acres of land about ten miles from Madison, Wisconsin. The organization still maintains its primary office and training facilities at this location.
Associated Training Services came into being as an affiliate of Diesel Truck Driver Training School in 1996. Since its inception, Associated Training Services has expanded its course offering and has become a national organization.
To be the leader in the vocational training industry by offering a variety of skill oriented training programs in heavy equipment operation, crane operation, truck driving, safety, and the construction trades while maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity.
"I just want to say thank you for the training and certification I received at ATS. I am now working for Tanco running a 50 ton Grove RT. I also run the forklift, skid steer and backhoe making $26.00 an hour with $10.00 hire per diem. We travel all year spending a few months in each place building storage tanks."
"I learned a lot and had a blast doing it. I can’t wait to start working."
"Very efficient and thorough training school! Very impressed! Now I know why ATS is one of the most recognized training schools. I feel completely prepared to apply what I’ve learned in the field. Thanks ATS and to all your instructors. I’m very pleased and feel that it was worth every penny!"
"Everyone here is awesome and the school is terrific. I have nothing negative to say, and I would surely recommend this to any one. I love the atmosphere!!"
"I graduated from the crane program in May. I just wanted to send an email to say thank you to you and everyone in the crane department. I got a job with a local company Rose Steel Inc just 25 minutes from my house. ATS taught me everything I needed to enter a career that is more than I could have imagined. Just 3 months out of school and I got my Massachusetts hoisting license driving a company truck with everything paid for and operating and maintaining my crane. I run a 2002 Link-Belt HTC-8670 70 ton truck crane but have also gotten days in the 1978 Link-Belt HC-218A 100 ton friction rig and a 1969 Link-Belt HC-218 82 ton friction rig. I could not have made a better decision than to come to your program. Hope everything is going well over in the farmlands. And now with the warmer weather be careful on that badass Honda rebel keep it under 100."
"Coming to this school, all the staff helped me with everything I had trouble with. Coming here will change my life in becoming what I wanted to be since I was a little lad. Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams."
"Thank you for the training. For sure a great value when professionals share and pay forward their knowledge. Thank you!"
"This school helped me more than I ever thought. I am very pleased with the knowledge I am now aware of to get me out and in the field."
"Glad to see professionalism in handling students, educating and promoting safety. Great "cast" of instructors."
"Just want to thank the staff for the instruction I received over the course of the 13 weeks I attended school. It was a very professional and well-run program."
"Thanks to the training program at Associated Training Services, I was not only able to find an amazing job with Seneca Foods in Wisconsin, I was living in Texas at the time and they recruited me based on the reputation of ATS and the skills I was able to obtain."
"It's a good school, good instructors and good equipment to work on. I'm glad I chose to come to this school."