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 mechanic 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 Mechanic 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 Mechanic 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 mechanic, 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 mechanic 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 mechanics 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.