|Training Start||Training End||Schedule||Venue||Enroll|
|Jan 28, 2019||Feb 01, 2019||M, T, W, TH, F 8:00-17:00||N/A - MFI Ortigas|
|Feb 11, 2019||Feb 18, 2019||M, T, W, TH, F 9:00-17:00||111 - MFI Ortigas|
Mechanics inspect, troubleshoot, repair and maintain vehicles. However, there is much more to the job than meets the eye.
Dedication and a fascination for engines are musts for aspiring mechanics. Those who are serious about creating a strong career must turn to formal training or education and in-depth apprenticeship in order to work in the competitive automotive field.
Mechanic Careers Basics
Mechanics employed by a repair shop or dealership typically work in a garage throughout the day. Safety is an important aspect of working as an automotive technician. To complete tasks, workers need to use lifts to work underneath heavy vehicles, presenting safety hazards. Noxious liquids and gases are present in most garages, as well, requiring proper ventilation or, in extreme cases, a breathing apparatus. Automotive technicians are consistently in uncomfortable or tight settings, as necessitated by the task at hand.
Mechanics must have a strong knowledge of automotive parts, as well as how those parts work together. They must also have the ability to use diagnostic software and tools to figure out what might be wrong, especially with engines that rely heavily on computers. They have to be able to explain what they are doing in layman’s terms, so that anyone can understand the problem and how it will be fixed.
Mechanic Careers In-depth
Depending upon their specializations or chosen areas of expertise, mechanics might work with vehicles of all kinds, from light trucks and cars to large construction vehicles. They might also work with only certain parts of vehicles; for instance, a mechanic might specialize in air conditioning, brakes or transmissions. Though they usually work in repair shops, some might go to a remote site to work on engines.
Steps to Becoming a Mechanic
Completing a post-secondary certificate program in automotive servicing offers strong preparation that employers recognize and appreciate. Though formal education will result in a great deal of knowledge and hands-on experience, on-the-job training is usually required after graduation.
MFI’s certificate program on Automotive and Motorcycle Technology trains students to become competent mechanics. The competencies developed are:
In a Dual Training Scheme, students will have the benefit of staying in school for only one(1) year and experiencing an ample 1,440 hours of on-the-job training on the second year with prestigious industry partners where most students get to be employed eventually. The on-the-job training allows students to learn the ropes, grow their body of knowledge, enhance their techniques and choose which areas they want to specialize in.
We are now accepting applicants for the SY 2017-2018. For inquiries, you may contact us on the following: