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Dustin Peugeot


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Last post: February 14, 2019

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most of the available education options, MTI was founded by automotive industry experts who’ve identified what many outdated trade school models have been missing for years.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.