Thomas Justice was ready to give up on being a mechanic because he was frustrated with the lack of training.

Then his service manager approached him about a new electrical diagnosis efficiency training opportunity.


Upskill Efficiency Training

Justice didn’t know what his career path looked like, and like many other technicians lacked the hands-on training to build his confidence.

Learning an efficient process in regard to diagnosing critical electrical issues like fault code breakdowns, intermittent faults, high-speed CAN & LIN bus networks, etc. was exactly the push that Justice needed to feel he was on a strong career path.

“The opportunity to learn and test new skills on bugged vehicles is why I’m now confident that I will be able to perform at a higher level and solve these types of issues,” explained Justice.

Strong Career Path

Lack of a formal career path is one of the most common reasons technicians leave the industry, second only to the feeling management doesn’t care about furthering their career.

By providing a simulated shop environment where mistakes are expected and leading to a better understanding of processes and procedures required to efficiently diagnose and repair vehicles, Matrix is leading the way with a modern approach to help businesses retain and recruit technicians.

“I have seen so much growth in myself from this automotive training. I can’t thank my manager enough. I know other mechanics, auto body techs, and service advisors, and I can’t wait to tell them about this type of training as well,” Justice said.

Impactful Results

Not losing hours going down the wrong path on an electrical diagnosis saves huge time and increases efficiency.

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

On the customer-facing side, Matrix service advisor training bootcamps have consistently elevated hours per repair order by two-tenths of an hour.

Justice and his manager are believers. The proof is in the numbers.

“Thomas is a different guy after the boot camp. He has been getting the job done and attacking all the issues at hand with a whole new attitude. I wish he would have gone to Matrix before the Subaru electrical training. He would’ve gotten so much out of it,” Jack Schmidt, Adventure Subaru said.


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.