One year into the industry, rising auto technician Ali Harper from Honda of Cleveland Heights is thriving a month after attending a Matrix Efficiency Bootcamp. Ali was eager to advance his career as a technician but wasn’t sure what the career path looked like or when he’d get to the next step.

Harper attended the 4-day, hands-on General Service Efficiency Bootcamp at Matrix Trade Institute. In addition to an efficient lubrication, tire service and proper multipoint inspection. The training provides focused repetitions on tire pressure monitoring systems, bulbs, belts, hoses, acetylene torchwork, proper storying of RO’s and upselling opportunities.

“The last month has been amazing! I definitely see a difference in my inspections and efficiency,” Harper said. "I just want to say thank you. I've learned a lot this week and I hope I can keep coming back!"

Techs Value Formal Career Paths

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. Harper now knows that is NOT the case with his GM Jim O'Donnell and Service Manager Jason Gary and the team at Honda of Cleveland Heights because they DELIVERED.

By investing in formal training where it is safe to make mistakes and as a result learn a better understanding of processes and procedures required to efficiently repair vehicles, progressive companies that work with Matrix are leading the way for their employees with a modern approach to retaining, growing, and recruiting automotive mechanics, advisors, and autobody technicians. 


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.