ATI believes that there should be no barriers to education. Educational opportunities should be made available to all who wish to learn, regardless of their current situation or past experiences in formal educational settings.  We prepare individuals with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to participate in the world of today and tomorrow efficiently. We instill a sense of individual purpose, self-value, and courage in our students, motivating them to reach beyond what they can currently see.

ATI mission

Our mission is to provide adult learners affordable, quality instruction by experienced educators. We offer courses and programs for various curriculum and individual needs, including prerequisites for other educational institutions, job requirements, and personal and professional development.

ati facts

Irma balderrama-torres

Mrs. Balderrama handles the week-by-week direction of Career Counseling services. As a bilingual-multicultural counselor she has over 15 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling and assessment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and an Independent Vocational Evaluator for the State of California Rehabilitation Department.

ANDrew Cajas

Mr. Cajas handles the direction of the GED and Adult Basic Education (ABE) academic services. As a multilingual-Multicultural Instructor he has international teaching experience in both the United States and in China. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Motto: "Empowerment through Training and Education"
  • Money Awards: Over $20,000 in Scholarships and Incentives provided to students
  • Over 100 PC and Laptops awarded to students
  • Established: December 1998
  • Graduates: Over 2,0000
  • School Colors: Navy Blue and Gold

sylvia iyott

Sylvia Iyott has over 20 years’ experience working in an office setting, previously working for the State of California. She graduated at the top of her class in high school and was named Valedictorian. After graduating, she continued on with her studies at Riverside Community College to earn her Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration.

ATI founder & director


  • Encourage the pursuit of learning in individuals.
  • Provide quality instruction by experienced Instructors. 
  • Promote educational and professional development. 
  • Provide leadership, consultation, and guidance to learners.


SHARON Martinez

Sharon Martinez received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.  She also received her Master’s of Science Degree in Public Administration in Management from the University of Southern California. 

I started Advance Technical  Institute to accomplish one goal and one goal only:  To  prepare individuals with the foundational knowledge and basic educational skills needed to effectively participate in the workforce of today and tomorrow!