As a lube tech at Porsche of Beachwood, Nico Grolimund was flagging a mere 15 hours per pay period. He lacked the confidence and was nervous about making mistake due to his lack of hands-on experience. Like many dealerships, his service director, David Eschbaugh, didn’t have the time or resources to give Nico the focused, hands-on training needed to advance his career. That’s why he sent Nico to Matrix Trade Institute.

During our Steering & Suspension Upskill Efficiency Bootcamp, Nico learned to properly pre-inspect and set up a tire alignment. After several repetitions against the clock—each time learning to hone his process to eliminate time wasted—Nico found his groove.

Since his UpSkill Efficiency Bootcamp training, Nico’s production is up 400%. He went from averaging 15 flagged hours per pay period to over 60 by looking for efficiencies in every job, such as making fewer trips to the parts counter and knowing how and where to eliminate downtime.

Nico is now tackling diagnosis and repairs with confidence, which Nico cites as the biggest change. He says, “Matrix gave me the confidence to know that I was the doing the right things the right way because they make you understand the theory, how to do it properly, and then they watch you practice and help you get better.”

This is just the beginning of a long-term and highly productive career for Nico with Porsche of Beachwood and the Penske Automotive Group. You can read more student success stories here.

UpSkill Auto Mechanic Training for Lube and Auto Technicians

Shops that don’t actively accelerate young tech growth are at the same risk of losing them just like everybody else. The only problem is, how will you find the time or resources to train them?

Matrix Trade Institute’s revolutionary UpSkill Efficiency Bootcamps can help you retain and grow your technicians to be productive, efficient and confident in upselling and performing basic operations. We offer two-week, 30-hour UpSkill Training for steering and suspension, brake repair, basic electric, and general service efficiency to help dealerships and repair shops increase the potential of their technicians by being more productive and efficient. Over the course of two weeks, your employees will split their time at your shop and our training program to keep production going.

Contact us today to learn more about our UpSkill Training and see how we can make your workforce more profitable for you.