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Old 12-28-2008, 08:13 PM   #21
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:16 PM   #22
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True, but does not have an impact on starting pay. Your still new to mechanics and the money will still be the same. Just my .2
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:41 PM   #23
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We hired a fresh MMI grad once & he couldn't change spark plugs without supervision. Twenty five grand down the drain.

There is a community college in dallas that just started a program that is under five thousand & teaches the same stuff. Its a great way to pick up basics, but the real "skill" in mechanics is in the diagnostics. In school they basically just take things apart & put them back together.
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Sucks to be in debt like that. MMI(more money institute)
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If you want to continue haVing a passion for motorcycles, you should think twice.. It sounds great when you first think about it.. Working on bikes all day and test riding ect.. sounds great but when you do it for a bit then it turns into just a job and when you get home you look at your bike and say eh, i dont really feel like riding it. You wont get rich turning wrenches on bikes but i support my family, have food on the table, and pay the bills.. IMHO if your gonna spend the money for school.. spend it for another type of school.. 25k + for school will get you out and more the likely making little money. If you get in a shop and work your way up then you wont spend the money and will learn a lot and exp pays off.. Lots of people get out of school and when you throw them in a shop then they are lost...
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If you want to continue haVing a passion for motorcycles, you should think twice.. It sounds great when you first think about it.. Working on bikes all day and test riding ect.. sounds great but when you do it for a bit then it turns into just a job and when you get home you look at your bike and say eh, i dont really feel like riding it. You wont get rich turning wrenches on bikes but i support my family, have food on the table, and pay the bills.. IMHO if your gonna spend the money for school.. spend it for another type of school.. 25k + for school will get you out and more the likely making little money. If you get in a shop and work your way up then you wont spend the money and will learn a lot and exp pays off.. Lots of people get out of school and when you throw them in a shop then they are lost...

Im glad you posted bro. My son wanted to go to MMI and i was against it. We looked into it and ordered the literature on the florida school. After talking to a counselor and seing what money he will make and the hours he will have to put in he changed his mind. I tried to tell him but the guy from MMI really changed his mind. I got bashed last time something like this came up so im glad you posted. Now he is gonna go into something different with good benefits and better pay. Again Thanks bro
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