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Dustin Peugeot


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Last post: May 22, 2019

Why It’s Important for Employers to Invest in Their Auto Technicians By Dustin Peugeot on  May 22, 2019

It’s important for every business to invest in its employees. When you’ve already put so much time and effort into hiring them and assimilating them to your culture, it’s a huge waste to lose them and start back at square one with someone new. With technicians aging and retiring at a rapid pace, it’s absolutely critical to invest in your young technicians before they start defecting. Here are three reasons why you need to start investing in your young technicians now.

 

There’s a widening skills gap.

There is a large and growing demand for auto technicians. Look around your shop. How old are your technicians? More than half will likely be retiring in the next 10-15 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 46,000 auto technicians will be needed by 2026.

Between a lack of interest in auto mechanic careers from Millennials and Gen Z and a tightening labor market, it’s going to be hard to fill open auto mechanic jobs. It’s important to nurture your entry-level lube technicians, grow their skills and efficiency and build loyalty to keep your workforce strong. Providing focused, professional training and growth opportunities will improve technician retention and help with recruiting all while increasing productivity.

 

Turnover is expensive.

It costs thousands to replace an employee, and it’s a huge problem for the auto repair industry. The turnover rate among dealerships has increased to over 27%, according to an Automotive News article, as employees who don’t feel like they’re developing in a company are 12 times more likely to leave it.

After a couple years, your entry-level technicians will be looking to move on from oil changes and tire rotations to more skilled operations like brake repairs, electrical diagnosis, steering and suspension, HVAC and more. If you don’t provide this training and show them the path to advancement, your technicians will go elsewhere.

 

Efficiency increases profits.

Time equals money. Look at your technicians’ hours, unapplied time, and upselling opportunities. About 70 percent of your business is focused on upselling and performing steering and suspension, brakes, general service and basic electrical operations. Are your technicians reaching their full potential?

By training your employees to be more efficient, you’ll be able to maximize production by working smarter, not harder, to make more money.

 

UpSkill Auto Mechanic Training for Lube and Auto Technicians

Shops that don’t actively accelerate young tech growth are at the same risk of losing them just like everybody else. The only problem is, how will you find the time or resources to train them?

Matrix Trade Institute’s revolutionary UpSkill Efficiency Training can help you retain and grow your technicians to be productive, efficient and confident in upselling and performing basic operations. We offer two-week, 30-hour UpSkill Training for steering and suspension, brake repair, basic electric, and general service efficiency to help dealerships and repair shops increase the potential of their technicians by being more productive and efficient. Over the course of two weeks, your employees will split their time at your shop and our training program to keep production going.

Local SkillUp training in Cuyahoga County can even reimburse your cost to train your workforce up to 100%. As an added benefit, your technicians will be eligible for up to a 50% discount on Matco tools during their training, so they can minimize tool debt and come back to your shop ready to earn.

Contact us today to learn more about our UpSkill Training and see how we can make your workforce more profitable for you.

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Are You a Hands-on Learner? By Dustin Peugeot on  April 17, 2019

Studying from a textbook doesn’t work for all students. It’s not because they’re incompetent; it just means that other learning styles work best for them. Hands-on learners learn best by doing and have great muscle memory, which is a type of long-term memory that’s developed through repetitions.

Students who are hands-on learners are often successful in careers where they can use their senses, work with tools, and think on their feet. That’s why many hands-on learners find jobs as auto mechanics to be a natural fit and a rewarding career path.

Are you a hands-on learner? Take the quiz below to find out.

Hands-On Efficiency Training

Textbook learning isn’t for everyone, especially for today’s auto mechanic students who would rather work with their hands and interact with technology than study a book. To benefit hands-on learners, students at Matrix Trade Institute use game-based learning technology to virtually perform repair tasks, then head over to complete hands-on repetitions in our shop.

Take our aptitude test to experience our video game learning software first hand, and see if you have what it takes to enter the field with endless job opportunities and security. Contact us to learn more.

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How Lube Techs Can Become More Profitable By Dustin Peugeot on  April 12, 2019

Lube technician jobs serve as a great point of entry for aspiring mechanics to get a feel for the automotive repair industry. However, after a couple years, they’ll be looking to move on from oil changes and tire rotations to more skilled operations like brake repairs, electrical maintenance, and tire alignments. Their greatest source of anxiety is how and when?

The Auto Repair Industry Has a Problem with Career Advancement

All too often, repair shops and dealerships struggle to find time for their veteran mechanics to train their lube techs in order to advance their career. Not to mention, learning from a veteran technician in the shop is expensive and inefficient and actually hurts employee morale and retention.

An Automotive News article says younger techs are desperately seeking a clear career path from the quick-lube lane to master-tech status. However, when career paths are unclear and advancement becomes stagnant, lube techs are sure to find work elsewhere.

Employee retention is a critical component of any business, especially in the auto repair industry as techs continue to age and retire with fewer candidates entering the field. Yet, the turnover rate among dealerships has increased to over 27% per the previously mentioned Automotive News article, compared to the 18% turnover rate across all industries. When you’ve already put so much time into training your lube techs to your shop culture, it only wastes time and money having to find and train a replacement, putting you back at square one.

Two-Week Training for Lube Techs

In the spirit of challenging what has always been, consider this the next time you look at the hours, unapplied time and charted advancement schedule of your lube technicians: Shops that don’t actively accelerate young tech growth are at the same risk of losing them just like everybody else.

Matrix Trade Institute’s revolutionary bootcamps can train a lube tech to be productive, efficient and confident in upselling and performing steering and suspension, brakes, general service efficiency and basic electrical operations. That’s about 70 percent of your business. By establishing a clear career path, your lube techs will be more productive and make you more profitable.

MTI offers two-week, 30-hour efficiency boot camps to help dealerships and repair shops increase the potential of their lube techs by being more productive and efficient. Over the course of two weeks, your employees will split their time at your shop and our training program to keep production going. Local SkillUp training in Cuyahoga County can even reimburse your cost to train your workforce up to 100%.

We offer four skill advancement and efficiency boot camps: steering and suspension, brake repair, basic electric, and general service efficiency. As an added benefit, your lube techs will be eligible for a 50% discount on Matco tools during their training, so they can minimize tool debt and come back to your shop ready to earn.

Contact us today to learn more about our training modules and see how we can make your lube techs more confident and efficient in two weeks.

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Why More Women Should Consider Careers in the Automotive Repair Industry By Dustin Peugeot on  March 14, 2019

Women looking for job security and good pay should consider pursuing a career as an auto mechanic. Now more than ever, there are good job opportunities for women in traditionally male-dominated industries, including automotive repair. Perhaps that’s why there’s an increasing number of female mechanics entering the field. In the last five years, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) found that about 1 in 5 persons entering the auto technician field are women. Here are a few reasons why more women should consider a career as an auto mechanic.

Smaller Build

In terms of size, women are generally smaller than men, making it easier for them to get into hard-to-reach places. This also can make women more efficient, which translates into a higher paycheck.

For example, if a large man is working on a repair behind the dash, he has to remove the entire dash in order for his hands to fit in there, costing time and money. Women, on the other hand, generally have smaller hands, allowing them to efficiently make the repair without having to take the time to remove the dash first.

Soft Skills

Many women have the soft skills that make for successful auto technicians, especially when it comes to customer service. Many find that female mechanics can help make customers feel more at ease. In a The Mechanic Doctor article, Jill Trotta, a 25-year veteran in auto mechanics, said, “I think that when people see a female working on their car or helping them make decisions about their car repair that there is an automatic level of trust that happens there that doesn’t happen if they see your typical male in that role.” Employers know that a greater profit can be made when customers feel reassured.

Hands-On Learners

Hands-on learning methods, like game-based learning technology, drives a more authentic understanding and application of materials, as opposed to memorizing words from a book. Perhaps that’s why 1 in 3 women prefer hands-on learning, compared to textbook learning, according to a study by researchers at Michigan State University.

Hands-on learning extends beyond the classroom, as these methods help students make better connections with jobs in the real world. Rather than sit at a desk, auto mechanic jobs offer the hands-on physical activity needed for these types of learners to stay engaged day in and day out.

Endless Job Opportunities

For both men and women, jobs in the automotive technician field are in huge demand. With about 268.8 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. (a number that is projected to reach the 2 billion mark by 2040), auto maintenance and repair is needed more than ever before. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of auto technician jobs is projected to grow by 6 percent through 2026.

For women, specifically, employers recognize the above advantages of female mechanics and are actively seeking them out. According to Forbes, women make up the majority of the driving population and account for 80 percent of car-buying decisions. To better cater to their customer base, auto repair shops and dealerships need to hire more female mechanics.

Start Your Career

If you’re a woman who’s interested in cars and the systems that drive them, now is the time to start your training. Learn this trade in 20 weeks with Matrix Trade Institute’s automotive technician efficiency training program. You’ll have the opportunity to start making money in the field while you’re working and will graduate with tools, job security and high-earning potential needed for a successful career.

Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to schedule a tour and learn more. In the meantime, take our Aptitude Test to see if we’re the right fit for you.

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How Matrix Trade Institute Compares to Other Auto Tech Schools By Dustin Peugeot on  February 14, 2019

When it comes to automotive tech schools, Matrix Trade Institute (MTI) is a top contender for students looking to embark on a career as an auto mechanic. Unlike most of the available education options, MTI was founded by automotive industry experts who’ve identified what many outdated trade school models have been missing for years. Our disruptive approach to technician training is designed to meet the demand for efficient entry-level mechanics using modern interactive learning technology and a hands-on repetition approach to help employers retain and grow them into the next generation of loyal, well-compensated, leading automotive technicians

Is MTI right for you? Here’s how MTI’s automotive technician efficiency training stacks up against other trade schools.

Length of Program

It’s not a matter of how long it takes to become an auto tech, but rather how long it should take. Most trade schools take two or more years to complete, as they focus on curriculum and operations that aren’t relevant to an entry-level auto mechanic.

However, by eliminating all the “fluff” and only focusing on the necessary job skills, MTI’s accelerated 20-week program offers the fastest entry into the automotive repair field in Northeast Ohio. Both day (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and night (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) classes are available, so students can work while they train. Graduates of the program will receive MTI’s Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools approved Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Certificate as well as the National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) G-1 Level Certification that employers look for when hiring entry-level mechanics.

Local Education

For students based in Northeast Ohio, there are very few local options to get an auto mechanic education. You’ll be even more pressed to find one that prioritize hands-on repetition, efficiency and the level of job placement opportunities both during and after the program.

MTI offers a fast and affordable solution for aspiring auto mechanics seeking a quality education in a short time as well as certification and employer connections. Our state-of-the-art modern campus is easy to get to in Beachwood, Ohio, located near I-271/480. This allows our students to work and live close to home while completing 20 weeks of training.

Learning Technology

Studying from a textbook doesn’t benefit hands-on learners like automotive technician students who would rather work with their hands and interact with technology. This traditional, outdated education model of textbook learning enforced by most trade schools fails to keep students engaged and doesn’t prepare them for the tasks they’ll learn. Most trade school programs are too long, too expensive and simply don’t prepare students to be effective and efficient on the job from day one, wasting time and money.

Instead, our interactive game-style learning technology better engages students who need hands-on interaction to learn and make connections between the classroom and the repair shop. At MTI, we traded in textbooks for Chromebooks and a NATEF/ASE-approved interactive learning software. These interactive, video-game style simulations are used to “virtually” learn and perform each repair prior to doing the real thing in the shop. Students who are better hands-on learners will excel and can complete coursework and homework using their laptops, phones, or any other smart device.

Automotive Technician Efficiency Training

Time equals money. Sounds simple, yet most trade schools fail to prioritize the immediate potential auto techs have to earn and advance if they’re prepared to be productive on day one. By focusing on advanced level repairs like engine and transmission diagnosis and theory rather than on hands-on repetitions for basic maintenance and light repair operations that new employees are allowed to perform with enough practice, these other trade schools waste students’ time and money and set poor expectations of what they’ll be asked and able to do when they start working. Employers have found that graduates from these other trade schools don’t have the competency, repetitions, efficiency training and appropriate expectations and soft skills necessary to succeed immediately and to advance their careers.

MTI, on the other hand, makes hands-on repetition and efficiency training a priority above all else. Our program features M-TIME (Matrix Trade Institute Measures Efficiency), a proprietary, hands-on efficiency training application for the skills that employers are desperately seeking. Critical operations, including oil and tire changes, wheel alignments, brake repairs and replacements, suspension work, vehicle inspections and much more are taught against a clock to measure, improve and maximize efficiency. In addition to tracking their own efficiencies, students will learn to set efficiency goals, evaluate progress and be taught methods to improve their efficiency over time using our M-TIME resources and standard labor operation guides. This is the special sauce that will enable MTI grads to maximize income potential for their entire careers.

Auto Mechanic Tools

As is typical of most trade occupations, employers require auto techs to supply their own tools. Auto mechanic tools cost thousands of dollars, putting entry-level workers at a huge disadvantage.

MTI provides students with their own, customized Matco tool kit and Bluepoint cart, specifically assembled for the operations they learn during the program. This allows students to train with their tools and get comfortable and confident using them. Upon graduation, they take those same tools with them to the job, arming them for immediate success and productivity. Additionally, MTI’s program uses state-of-the-art shop equipment including but not limited to: Revolution 2 and 4 Post Lifts, Hunter Tire Machine, Balancer & Hawkeye Elite Alignment System, Amco Brake Lathe, Fluke Multi-Meters, BG Fluid Transfer equipment and more. This allows our students enter the workforce comfortable and confident will all of the equipment necessary to be efficient and succeed.

Professional Soft Skills

In addition to being a knowledgeable and efficient worker, it’s also important to have the soft skills required by employers. Soft skills are what sets auto mechanics looking for jobs apart from other candidates. Shop culture and communication are teachable skills that are critical to advancement and success in the automotive field.

MTI’s industry background and DNA makes it possible for automotive technician students to learn these critical soft skills. At MTI, we teach effective adviser and customer communication skills and best practices. Our students will learn ethics, punctuality, reliability, teamwork and how to fill downtown productively. They’ll also be skilled on upselling, proper quote preparation, parts requests, and how to story repair orders.

Job Placement and Career Support

What’s the point of education if there’s no outcome of a job? With other trade programs, long school days make it hard for students to earn money while they learn. And come graduation, students are left on their own to look for employment and advance throughout their career.

At MTI, our primary objective is employment for both our students and our graduates, which is why we provide students with both job placement and career support. With our flexible, day and night classes, all our student have the opportunity to work in the industry while attending MTI. Our network of employer partners, including Conrad’s, Liberty Ford and several others, offer immediate career opportunities, such as tuition reimbursement programs, top of industry compensation, efficiency bonuses and career advancement tracks for graduates.

A major differentiator is that MTI follows your career advancement beyond graduation with our M-LIFE Career Support. Our regimented post-graduation contact supports continued efficiency tracking and improvement and provides ongoing resources for graduates when they encounter obstacles on the job. We provide our students with real-life expectations of the trade and guidance with resumes, interviewing, basic financial management, goal setting and best practices for career advancement.

This is the Opportunity You’ve Been Waiting For

Don’t waste your time and money with other trade school programs. MTI offers fast, affordable and local education that’s designed to teach the next generation of auto techs to be as efficient as the vehicles they’ll maintain and repair.

Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about our automotive technician efficiency training program. In the meantime, take our Aptitude Test featuring our game-style learning technology to see if Matrix Trade Institute is right for you.

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Automotive Technician Skills Required by Employers By Dustin Peugeot on  February 6, 2019

You might think a mechanical upbringing or growing up fixing things in someone’s garage may be necessary requirements to embarking on a successful career as an automotive technician. However, that is not the case. In fact, for men and women alike who possess the following skills, a career as an automotive technician or mechanic is easily attainable and offers unbeatable job security, excellent income and huge advancement potential. Here are the professional soft skills needed for a successful career in auto mechanics.

 

Curiosity

To enjoy fixing things like HVAC systems and engine brakes, you first need to have a natural curiosity as to how they work or how they could work better. If you find yourself wondering how something works, you’re already on the path toward learning how to repair it if or when it breaks down. Automotive technology is constantly evolving and changing, especially in today’s era of instant information. If you let your natural curiosity guide your growth and advancement, you’ll always enjoy what you do.

 

Perseverance

Are you one of those people who refuses to give up no matter how hard it might be? This trait is key when it comes to being a good auto mechanic and can also be the difference when it comes to sticking with a job and getting it done right. So, don’t fight your stubbornness; channel it to make money. After all, it’s you versus the vehicle. With the proper training, support and the occasional deep breath, perseverance will find a way.

 

Organization

Auto mechanics have hundreds of tools, and it’s important they know right where they are. Time equals money, so it’s inefficient for a mechanic to waste time and money trying to find the right tools and parts. Don’t worry if you aren’t naturally the most organized person in the world. With the proper training, you’ll learn how to better organize yourself and become more efficient.

 

Adaptability

Technology is always changing—and fast. Another more efficient way to build or fix something is always right around the corner. As a mechanic, you’re always looking for the fastest, most efficient way to do the job right. If you’re willing to watch, listen to or seek out someone else’s ideas on how to improve your skills, you’ll fit right in as an entry-level auto tech or master mechanic.

 

Teamwork

For those who enjoy the social aspect of teamwork and working in a group environment, a career in the automotive industry can be very satisfying. There are always other mechanics, support staff, management and an unlimited number of customers who love to talk about their vehicles. However, teamwork doesn’t necessarily have to be mean you’re the most outgoing person in the room. It’s OK to be the quiet type who likes to keep his or her head down and just get to work. Teamwork is about honesty and caring about doing the job right. It can be as simple as respecting your space and the space of others.

Simply put, in order to appreciate and contribute to good teamwork, you don’t have to be the vocal quarterback if that’s not your personality. Just doing your part and taking pride in your work is essential to great teamwork and creating a positive working environment. Being able to show that you’re a team player will work to your advantage when it comes time to find a job. When hiring auto mechanics, employers want to make sure you’ll be a good fit for the shop.

 

Is an Auto Mechanic Job Right for You?

There are about 268.8 million vehicles on the road and not enough mechanics to fix them. Do you or anyone you know possess any or all these soft skills? Learn this trade in 20 weeks with Matrix Trade Institute’s automotive technician efficiency training program. You’ll have the opportunity to start making money in the field while you’re working and will graduate with tools, job security and high-earning potential needed for a successful career.

Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to schedule a tour and learn more. In the meantime, take our Aptitude Test to see if we’re the right fit for you.

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What is Automotive Technician Efficiency? By Dustin Peugeot on  January 16, 2019

Time equals money. So, how can auto mechanics make more of it? One word: efficiency.

Efficiency is defined as the ability to accomplish something with the least amount of wasted time and effort, yielding maximum competency and performance. How does that apply to the trade? Better yet, how can auto techs improve their efficiency to make better use of their time and money? Learn what automotive technician efficiency is and how Matrix Trade Institute’s technician efficiency formula can help you can become a productive auto mechanic.

 

What is Automotive Technician Efficiency?

Automotive technician efficiency is being able to maximize your production within the time you work by working smarter, not harder, to make more money. It’s an important skill for auto techs to have in order to find a job and make more money. Not to mention, efficient auto mechanics get promoted faster and often become managers who are paid to maximize the performance and efficiency of others.

Efficiency requires many disciplines, including understanding compensation structure, goal setting, time management, performance tracking, effective use of downtime, continued reevaluation, attitude, communication, teamwork and repetition. Applying these principles will bring success to an auto tech’s career. Keep in mind that efficiency is nurtured over time, but once mastered, your ability to excel and achieve financial growth and opportunity will skyrocket.

 

Matrix Trade Institute’s Technician Efficiency Formula

While most trade school programs take at least two years to complete, Matrix Trade Institute (MTI) is much more efficient. Our 20-week accelerated program allows students to trampoline into the field by providing the necessary skills, tools, efficiency training and soft skills required for success, maximum entry-level earnings and a path toward career advancement.

As part of your automotive technician efficiency training, our program features M-TIME, which stands for Matrix Trade Institute Measures Efficiency. M-TIME is a proprietary, hands-on efficiency training application for the skills we teach. This advanced portion of MTI’s curriculum is immersed in all of our program courses and will introduce the necessary techniques that are essential in maximizing earning potential and sustaining a lucrative and successful career. It’s our special sauce.

Our efficiency training teaches:

  • Time management skills
  • Goal setting
  • How to measure efficiency and methods to improve
  • Labor guides and time standards
  • How to properly fill downtime
  • Positive contribution to shop culture and flow

 

Learn How to be an Efficient Auto Tech

Working smarter, setting goals, measuring productivity and finding ways to use downtime productively are all skills that can be learned. MTI is designed to teach the next generation of auto techs to be as efficient as the vehicles they’ll maintain and repair. Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to schedule a tour and learn more.

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How Long Does It Take to Become an Auto Tech? By Dustin Peugeot on  January 9, 2019

More vehicles and a widening skills gap are driving huge demand for auto tech jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, auto technician jobs are expected to increase by 6% through 2026. If you’re a hands-on learner who loves working with cars, then a career as an auto mechanic may be right for you.

Learn how you can become an auto mechanic and how long it really takes to jump start your career.

 

How to Become an Auto Tech

The path to become an auto tech varies, as you have many different auto tech schools to choose from. Some community colleges and trade school programs can take as long as two years to complete. These bloated programs focus on areas that aren’t relevant to an auto tech’s career and waste time that could be spent making money.

When you want to work with cars in a hands-on environment, a general education course in History or a five-page research paper will only get in the way of achieving your goals. Instead, auto techs should seek targeted programs like Matrix Trade Institute’s (MTI) Automotive Technician Efficiency program that remove all of the distractions and teach you exactly what you need to know.

MTI offers the fastest auto tech program in Northeast Ohio, making the program the right choice for auto techs seeking fast, affordable and local education. With consolidated, 20-week program, MTI focuses only on the necessary auto tech courses needed for a successful career. MTI’s unique approach teaches students the necessary entry-level skills required to be both effective and efficient immediately upon entering the workforce to maximize income potential and opportunity for employment advancement. Whether prospective students are choosing an initial career path or transitioning careers, MTI will provide the necessary tools, skills and attitude to help students forge their own futures and achieve immediate and lasting success.

 

Admission Requirements

Ready to start your path to an auto technician career? MTI requires students to have a high school diploma or GED. Interested students may complete our online application and basic mechanical aptitude test featuring our game-style learning software to see if MTI is right for you.

One of our admission representatives will also conduct a personal interview, as MTI is a selective program. Applicants will be chosen based on evaluation of their ability to successfully complete the program.

 

Go from Learning to Earning in 20 Weeks

MTI is designed to teach the next generation of auto techs to be as efficient as the vehicles they’ll maintain and repair. If you want fast, affordable and local education, then MTI is the auto tech school for you. Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to schedule a tour and learn more.

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Interactive Game-Style Learning Technology Benefits Automotive Technician Students By Dustin Peugeot on  December 19, 2018

Tired of sitting through lectures and reading boring textbooks? Textbook learning isn’t for everyone, especially for today’s automotive technician students who would rather work with their hands and interact with technology than study a book. This is how hands-on learning methods, such as game-based learning technology, can benefit automotive technicians.

 

Why Hands-On Learning Works

Hands-on learning methods engage students who need interaction and engagement to learn best and make connections between the classroom and the real world. It drives a more authentic understanding and application of materials, as opposed to memorizing words from a book.

Game-based learning technology offers a hands-on approach to education. Similar to video games played with friends for fun, interactive video game learning simulations give students virtual experience performing tasks they’d typically do on the job and help them develop their visual and kinesthetic skills.

 

Electude Game-Based Learning for Auto Techs

To benefit hands-on learners, Matrix Trade Institute (MTI) replaced the outdated textbook learning model and opted for a game-based learning approach. At MTI, students use Google Chromebooks and a NATEF/ASE-approved interactive learning software called Electude, the world’s leading automotive e-learning solution.

MTI students utilize applications like Electude’s Engine Management Simulator to practice their diagnostic skills. In the simulations, students virtually perform repair tasks prior to doing the real thing in the shop.

By replacing outdated textbook learning, MTI has found that the software is much more engaging for students who are better hands-on learners and enjoy app-based video gaming technology.

 

Unmatched Automotive Technician/Mechanic Education

Most trade schools utilize cumbersome textbooks and focus on areas that aren’t relevant to an entry-level automotive tech’s responsibilities with an employer. MTI’s 20-week accelerated efficiency training program doesn’t waste students’ time and money. Understanding that the old education model needed to be disrupted, MTI utilizes the 30 years of combined experience to prepare students to be effective and efficient on the job from day one. We focus on what employers look for when hiring auto techs, such as efficiency training, real life applications, hands-on repetitions and experience and critical soft skills. Our program is entirely geared toward employment and a career path putting students on the fast track to go from learning to earning in the fastest, most efficiency way possible.

 

See How Fun Learning Can Be

Learn how Matrix Trade Institute provides the hands-on training and support needed to pursue a rewarding career as an auto mechanic and more. Take our aptitude test to experience our video game learning software first hand and see if you have what it takes to enter the field with endless job opportunities and security.

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5 Reasons Why Matrix Trade Institute is the Right Automotive Technician Training School for You By Dustin Peugeot on  December 12, 2018

When you’re looking for automotive technician trade schools, you have a few options of where to attend. Most automotive technology programs come with high price tags or lengthy programs, and many are based out of state. These factors all delay aspiring automotive technicians from getting good jobs without wasting time and money thus allowing them to advance their careers rapidly.

Want a faster, more affordable education option closer to home that is 100% geared toward job placement and career advancement? Matrix Trade Institute (MTI) offers the fastest auto tech program in Northeast Ohio to help students go from learning to earning in 20 weeks. Learn what makes Matrix Trade Institute the best automotive technician school option for you.

 

Automotive Technician Efficiency Training

Time equals money. While most trade school programs take at least two years to complete, MTI is much more efficient. Our 20-week accelerated program allows students to trampoline into the field by providing the necessary skills, tools, efficiency training and soft skills required for success, maximum entry-level earnings and a path toward career advancement.

Working smarter, setting goals, measuring productivity and finding ways to use downtime productively are all skills that can be learned. As part of your auto technician efficiency training, our program also features M-T.I.M.E., a proprietary hands-on efficiency training application for the skills we teach. It’s our special sauce.

 

Game-Based Learning Technology

Textbook learning doesn’t work for every student, especially for automotive technician students who would rather work with their hands. At MTI, students will utilize interactive game-style learning technology to virtually perform repair tasks prior to doing the real thing in the shop. The interactive video-game style simulations replace outdated textbook learning and is much more engaging for students who are better hands-on learners and enjoy app-based video gaming technology.

 

Affordable Tuition Cost

Other trade school programs can cost upwards of $30,000 to $60,000 for the duration of a two or three-year program. MTI believes education should be affordable for aspiring automotive technician students with job placement as the number one priority. Our 20-week accelerated program only costs $15,500, which covers the registration fee, learning materials, uniforms and tuition. The tuition fee also includes a customized, professional-grade Matco tool set and cart, valued at $3,000 for graduates in good standing.

 

Location, Location, Location

MTI is located in Beachwood, Ohio. Less than 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland, it’s easy to get to and convenient for students based in the Northeast Ohio area.

Our state-of-the-art facility features fresh and contemporary classrooms with Google Chromebooks, stainless steel high-top tables, jumbo flat screens, a student lounge and the latest in high-tech repair equipment.

 

Support after Graduation

Upon completing MTI’s 20-week program, students will graduate with the professional-grade tools required for the job. Additionally, graduates will enter the field with G1 ASE, Freon and HAZMAT Safety Certifications.

We’ll also help you not only find, but also succeed in a job. MTI offers M-L.I.F.E. career support to help with employer introductions, financial planning and on-the-job career support. It’s like having an agent who cares and knows what’s best for you.

 

See Our Automotive Technician Training School for Yourself

MTI is designed to teach the next generation of auto techs to be as efficient as the vehicles they’ll maintain and repair. If you want fast, affordable and local education, then Matrix Trade Institute is the auto tech school for you. Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to schedule a tour and learn more.

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