Matthew Harbert recently attended MTI’s Steering & Suspension Bootcamp and left confident he can perform alignments efficiently.


Sending Matthew to the steering and suspension boot camp was money well invested.  He came back with an increase in repair efficiency and a better understanding of steering and suspension theory. He also thanked me for the opportunity to take steps in the growth of his career,” Bill Snow, Vice President of Franchise Development & Operations at Rad Air said.

Harbert’s Takeaways

Learning efficient processes for component replacement, alignments, subframe inspection, and adjustment, etc. was exactly the push that Harbert needed.

To understand the theory fully behind this is so beneficial for me. I feel this will make me more efficient now that I know I won’t have to rack cars up twice,” he explained.

Impactful Results

By providing a simulated shop environment, Matrix is leading the way with a modern approach to help businesses retain and recruit technicians.

Matrix bootcamps increase efficiency for mechanics, automotive, and auto body technicians by an average of 30%.

Matrix also provides service advisor training bootcamps which have consistently elevated hours per repair order by over two-tenths of an hour driving thousands more dollars a week to the bottom line.


About the Matrix Trade Institute:

The Matrix Trade Institute, based in Beachwood, Ohio, is an OSBCC-approved career college and a specialized school for Automotive Mechanics and Collision Repair Technicians. MTI’s accelerated 20-week, 80% hands-on approach and efficiency training model is designed to create productive entry-level mechanics and technicians who have the skills that employer demand. MTI’s blend of modern technology, hands-on training, and operation repetitions ensure confidence and efficiencies that are critical to success and growth with employers.

MTI also serves industry employers with its innovative Upskill Efficiency Bootcamps that provide existing mechanics, technicians, and service advisors with next-level training to build and improve production-based skills and efficiency techniques to become more productive and grow. MTI’s Efficiency Bootcamps are paid for by employers who want to provide a faster, more complete career path. This effective training and retention model gives employers that want to revitalize current techs, retain their services and help them grow into highly productive mechanics, collision technicians, and service advisors for the mutual benefit of the employee and the organization that benefits from their loyalty and increased production.