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Dustin Peugeot


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Last post: December 19, 2018

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To benefit hands-on learners, Matrix Trade Institute (MTI) replaced the outdated textbook learning model and opted for a game-based learning approach.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By replacing outdated textbook learning, MTI has found that the software is much more engaging for students who are better hands-on learners and enjoy app-based video gaming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.

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.

Auto Technicians Have the Potential to Make a Lot of Money By Dustin Peugeot on  November 21, 2018

A college education isn’t necessarily required to land a high-paying job. Career paths for automotive technicians can offer easy entry and high pay.

While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the average yearly salary for an auto technician is $39,550—slightly above the national average—there are some ways you can increase your earning potential. How much a well-trained, efficient automotive technician can earn starts with proper education and can be improved rapidly with self-evaluation and goal setting and maximized with a dedication to efficiency.

See how much you could be making in one, five and even 10 years down the road with this game plan.

 

Start with the proper training

Employers are willing to pay more for well-trained auto techs than ever before, but training is critical. Properly trained auto techs with post-secondary certificates and an understanding of how to perform efficiently can enter the field at about $18 per hour.

 

Continue to learn every day

As you gain confidence and your efficiency improves, you’ll notice it in your paycheck in the form of hourly increases, or incentive-based compensation. Confidence and efficiency come from always being willing to assist the veteran in your downtime and learning the tricks of the trade in return. Matrix Trade Institute’s 20-week auto technician efficiency features M-T.I.M.E., a proprietary hands-on efficiency training application for the skills we teach. It’s our special sauce.

This on-the job-experience leads continued education provided by employers to perform manufacturer-specific diagnostics and quickly leads to wages ranging from $25 to $30 per hour with the potential for huge, flat-rate efficiency bonuses.

 

Advance your career

Senior and master technicians demand the industry’s top wages, at about—and in many cases—exceeding $40 per hour. It is important to understand that this figure is based on skills, certification and efficiency. Time on the job is necessary, but dedicated technicians working for progressive employers can do this in well under 10 years.

In addition, incentive-based and flat-rate based compensation plans allow efficient technicians to produce nearly twice the hours that they’re on the clock, which means double the money in your pocket.

 

Go from learning to earning

You want to make money fast, but you don’t want a lengthy education process and expensive tuition to slow you down. Put your career on the fast track with Matrix Trade Institute’s 20-week accelerated program. MTI offers local, affordable and efficient education for auto techs and arms its students with the tools and skills that employers look for in the hiring process.

Ready to start your education? Learn more about how Matrix Trade Institute provides the fastest, most efficient way to enter the field and start earning and advancing.

 

Choose the Right Path: A Career as an Automotive Technician By Dustin Peugeot on  November 14, 2018

College isn’t for everybody—and that’s OK. Rather than be a “college wanderer,” throwing away thousands of dollars trying to figure out the right path for you, consider a career as an automotive technician instead.

 

Is college right for you?

The College Board reports that the average cost of a four-year college degree ranges from nearly $10,000 per year for in-state students and $25,000 per year for out-of-state students. That hefty price tag can leave students with anywhere from $40,000 - $100,000 in debt, coupled with years of little-to-no earning with zero guarantee of a job in your field or one that pays any more than a job you’d land without the time, expense and debt associated

Sure, two-year degrees can save some money and time, but they still require a significant investment for both and include the same traditional class lecture, textbook, homework, quiz, test and repeat model that just doesn’t work for everyone, especially for hands-on learners.

 

The college alternative – Automotive Technician Training

The solution isn’t to change your major or find a minimum wage job. Instead, learn a skill, make money and launch your career. Focused career education training on specific, in-demand trades, provided by institutions like the Matrix Trade Institute's (MTI) Automotive Technician Efficiency program provide the necessary tools, efficiency training and soft skills required for success and maximum entry-level earnings in just 20 weeks. Not to mention, employers desperate for skilled labor are willing to help with tuition in exchange for a commitment to grow within the organization and advance rapidly.

 

Do the math

For those considering a career path as an auto tech, the economic reward outweighs the risk.

The traditional college degree can leave you with thousands in debt and four years wasted. Oh, and did we mention there’s no guarantee of a job?

That’s where MTI’s 20-week automotive technician efficiency program can provide the better solution for your education. MTI offers a low tuition cost of just $15,500 (which, by the way, includes professional-grade tools valued at $3,000). Additionally, you can work during your training, potentially for the employer who will hire you after you’ve completed the program and may even provide tuition reimbursement.

In four years’ time, our estimations show that you can earn nearly $140,000 and possess a lifelong skill. With four years’ experience under your belt, auto techs with MTI’s training can expect to earn about $25 per hour by then, which equates to $50,000 annually, plus efficiency bonuses for top performers.

 

Make the right choice

So…$80,000 in debt and a hope? Or $120,000 for job security, career momentum and a healthy raise in a growing industry? Contact Matrix Trade Institute today to start exploring your options.

 

Advance Your Career as an Auto Tech By Dustin Peugeot on  November 7, 2018

Well-trained auto technicians can earn over six figures. How? Work ethic, efficiency, professional soft skills and attitude are the ingredients for making the big bucks. From there, you can move into a management position and teach those skills and get paid extremely well to improve the productivity and earnings of others for the benefit of the entire business.

 

Efficiency training

Time equals money. Working smarter, setting goals, measuring productivity and finding ways to use downtime productively are all learnable and, more importantly, teachable skills. Training programs like Matrix Trade Institute’s 20-week auto technician efficiency features M-T.I.M.E., a proprietary hands-on efficiency training application for the skills we teach. It’s our special sauce.

 

Professional soft skills

Communication is everything. Technicians who learn to communicate effectively always earn more. Clear communication makes is it easier for advisers and parts personnel to do their job selling work to customers. A customer always responds well to a tech who can clearly convey why a repair or preventative maintenance is needed. Perhaps most important when it comes to advancing is the ability the convey your needs, the shop’s needs and ways to improve shop efficiency to benefit everyone involved. Managers become managers through solid communication.

 

Shop culture

The attitude in the locker room is as important as the talent. Technicians who contribute to positive shop culture are viewed as leaders by their peers and their supervisors and are identified as potential shop foreman and managers long before they even realize it.

 

Career opportunities

You’ll start to recognize examples of this every day when you start looking around for it. Service advisers, service managers, parts managers, sales representatives for tool and equipment companies, manufacturer representatives, general managers and business owners in and around the automotive industry quite often got their start as an auto tech.

 

Get your start

Matrix Trade Institute’s Automotive Technician Efficiency Program was designed by experts who made the progressions from the bottom to the top. Our focus on efficiency, soft skills, attitude and culture is what makes our curriculum and institution different than the rest. Learn more about Matrix Trade Institute today to start planning a future of financial security and freedom.

 

Automotive Technicians Are an In-Demand Job By Dustin Peugeot on  October 31, 2018

It’s basic supply and demand. As more vehicles get on the road and the skills gap widens, there’s a growing demand for automotive technicians. To get the supply they need, employers are seeking new ways to find and attract technicians. Learn how a job as an auto technician could benefit you.

 

More vehicles plus fewer techs equals more jobs

The need for auto technicians is huge and rising. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of auto technician jobs needed is projected to grow by 6 percent through 2026, which translates into the creation of nearly 46,000 jobs.

Chalk it up to more vehicles and more retirees. 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. Not to mention, the average age of a technician in the U.S. is 50 years old, meaning more than 50 percent of auto techs will retire in the next 10-15 years. That translates into more jobs available for you.

 

Employers are seeking new ways to find auto technicians

As the skills gap widens, repair shops and auto dealers are seeking new ways to find technicians. Employers are willing to pay more for well-trained technicians than ever before, but training is critical. Employers are looking for new and innovative ways to attract new hires and promote employee retention. Many manufacturers, national and local repair shops and auto dealers are working with educational institutions like Matrix Trade Institute and offering tuition reimbursement, training and other incentives to attract technicians.

 

Auto technician jobs offer long-term career benefits

Job security and opportunity for advancement are better than ever as the shortage of well-trained, entry-level auto techs fails to replace the number of retiring technicians. Additionally, technicians with professional soft skills, such as strong communication, can advance to management level positions and trade the wrench for the pen.

 

Go from learning to earning

You want a job, but you don’t want a lengthy education process and expensive tuition to slow you down. Put your career on the fast track with Matrix Trade Institute’s 20-week accelerated program. MTI offers local, affordable and efficient education for auto techs and arms its students with the tools and skills that employers look for in the hiring process.

Ready to start your education? Learn more about Matrix Trade Institute today.