Here are three reasons why electrical training works in the smaller, structured environments:

  • Seeing the electrical components and finding them, hands-on, with instructors right there to guide students eliminates fear of not understanding. Diagrams alone can be too abstract for many hands-on learners.
  • Small class sizes allow techs the ability to ask questions in a safe and comfortable environment while interacting with instructors on a one-on-one basis.
  • Bugged vehicles and planned mistake-points can be used as coaching opportunities in a non-flat rate, non-customer, pay environment. When students learn from their own mistakes, it leads to confidence, retention and habits that build efficiency.


“Ford just teaches you electrical and just throws you out into a workstation and it is more of a figure it out thing,” Germain Ford of Beavercreek tech Cody Blankenship said. “As opposed to Matrix, they will teach you more of the theory with hands-on training and the ability to ask questions in the shop.”


Germain Ford of Beavercreek has been using different training methods to grow their technicians and advisors and the Matrix Trade Institute has been an integral part of that training process with their  Upskill and Efficiency bootcamps.

“Cody is really growing,” Germain Ford’s service manager TJ Tuttle said of Cody’s work since returning from training. “He soaks it all in and has started to ask me for more work and training.”


About the Matrix Trade Institute:

The Matrix Trade Institute, based in Beachwood, Ohio, is and OSBCC approved career college and 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 to 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 revitalizing current techs, retain their services and help them grow into highly productive mechanics, collisions technicians and service advisors for the mutual benefit of the employee and the organization that benefits from their loyalty and increased production.