Leaders are accepting applications for the Automation Mechatronics Program and Car Mechatronics Program training classes at Volkswagen Academy.
“The Volkswagen Academy is committed to building a skilled automotive workforce,” Sebastian Patta, executive vice president of human resources at Volkswagen Chattanooga, said. “We are confident that graduates from the Volkswagen Academy will make an immediate impact in their workplace and are trained with the skills necessary to build a fulfilling career.”
The three-year, scholarship-based apprentice programs are offered through a partnership between Volkswagen Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Community College.
There have been two graduating classes of the Automation Mechatronics Program since its inception in fall 2010, and the first group going through the Car Mechatronics Program will graduate this fall.
Click here to read about last year’s Automation Mechatronics Program graduation.
Students in these programs receive training in safety, quality, electricity, metal working, machining, welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics and additional industry-related subjects.
Each program will accept 12 candidates, who will be selected through a selection process based on testing and interviews, according to a news release.
When students complete their training, they get a conditional employment offer.
The programs offer students a learning environment that blends classroom and laboratory instruction with paid, on-the-job training experience in the Volkswagen plant.
The Huffington Post recently featured Volkswagen’s training programs and the apprenticeship style. Click here to read that.