Evan Oliverio was eager to advance his career as an autobody tech but wasn’t sure what the career path looked like or when he’d get to the next step.

Then his manager approached him about attending a 4 day, hands-on paint prep & color matching Bootcamp at Matrix Trade Institute.




Upskill Efficiency Training

Oliverio was always interested in growing and maybe becoming a painter one day but wasn’t sure how and when he’d get there, or what the steps were. Like many other technicians, he lacked the hands-on training to build his confidence.

“The opportunity to learn and test new skills on these 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 Oliverio.

Learning an efficient process to properly prep cars for paint and understanding the color wheel, guide coating, proper block sanding, machine compounding, finish polishing, final detailing and more were exactly the skills he needed to feel like he was moving toward his goal.

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. Oliverio now knows that is NOT the case with Rob Daniels and Honda of Marysville because they DELIVERED.

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

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

“Evan really enjoyed the boot camp program, and he officially made the switch to Flat-Rate this week! ...Thanks for all your help Matrix!” Rob Daniels, Honda Marysville said.


Impactful Results

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.