500guy wrote: I'm a Mechanic by Trade not a Scooter Mechanic but I can answer your question some.
1st you will get out of MMI what you put into it
2nd they have all the tools and manuals but nobody can prepare you for the everyday challenge of repairing machines that have actually been used and abused. Nothing beats experience and as long as you learn and don't make the same mistakes over and over you will do fine.
3rd it's expensive and they bs they sell you on making 60k a year is a pipe dream, expect to make $12 or so to start and work your way up.
4th being a Mechanic is a continuous learning experience be prepared for a lifetime of new stuff and embrace the challenge, don't do it and your career will die a slow ugly death.
Lastly it's a good school if you can afford it or have some backing but don't wreck yourself financially to do it, it might take longer but an entry level job at a local shop might be your best answer.
Good advice there.
My son went to MMI in Phoenix, straight out of HS. He was a 4.0 student in HS, and applied himself the same way at MMI, and came away the star pupil, (and the youngest), in all his sections. The instructors brought their personal stuff for him to work on, since he was always finished with all his projects way ahead of schedule.
He has a strong mechanical aptitude, and he was always as interested in working on the bikes as much as riding them. He did most of the work rebuilding his PW50 top end at 6 years old, with little more help from me than installing wrist pin circlips, and squeezing rings while he dropped the cylinder on.
He works as a technician at a good size metro area dealer, and when I met his Service Manager, he shook my hand, saying it was the best decision he ever made, hiring Nick, and that he is consistently their top producing technician.
So, at the ripe old age of "just turned 21" he is doing pretty well. BUT, he is smart enough to realize that this is what he is doing to help pay his way through College, because he doesn't want to be doing this the rest of his life. He knows his back is gonna wear out way before he gets rich doing this. He loves working on bikes, but at the pace he's working, he knows he's not gonna love it forever.