As you may know I had that bad wreck. I probably wont be going back to my old job due to the type of work it was.. very demanding physical work..plastering. I am thinking about going to school to become a motorcycle mechanic and was considering MMI(Motorcycle mechanic institute) in Orlando .The cost of the school is like 21,000..... whew....alot of money but its supposed to be really good.. has anyone here gone to that school or thought about it? they have one in Arizona to.. And I cant decide on what type of bike I want to specialize in.. My heart tells me Honda.. But even though Harley is my least fav. They have a ton of shops here in Fla. Just stuff for me to think about I guess.. Any input would be appreciated.
I have had several friends that have gone to this school (Arizona) and all have found work very shortly after leaving . One of my friends did Honda and Suzuki, he said the basics were the same . Lot of money but if its something you like to do and can make money at it I say go for it!! Good luck
Frankly, I'd go to the various shops in your area and talk to the service managers about employment opportunities for graduates of the MMI school before jumping in with both feet.
When I was working at a Honda shop we hired two graduates from MMI: one was without a doubt the worst mechanic I'd ever had the displeasure to work with and only lasted three days, while the other was the sharpest, despite claiming he had never even thought about being a motorcycle tech before attending the MMI school. He only stayed with us for a couple months before being hired away by Yamaha, and ended up wrenching for the factory 500 GP team in Europe.
What it boils down to is it strictly depends on your motivation and applying what they teach you: they will give you the knowledge but it's up to you to apply it.
Good luck with this.
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I would go for it...everythign happens for a reason so maybe thats why it happen, I had a friend who went to the Orlando School and he is wrenching in the AMA right now ....so I would go and sell yourself out to get that dream job!! Good luck! I am in Tampa so I can say I have heard good things about the school in Orlando