Mercedes-Benz USA Creates Training Opportunities to Address the U.S.'s Technician Shortage


 

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has hit another milestone on its journey to solve the critical shortage of qualified automotive technicians here in the U.S. In addition to providing sophisticated, luxury vehicles, MBUSA has made it their mission to provide opportunities for Americans that are interested in pursuing a career as a technician.

MBUSA became the first to establish a Registered Apprenticeship Program for veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program is the first dealership-focused training program certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, Department Veterans Affairs, and National Association of State Approving Agencies. MBUSA has created career path opportunities for veterans and non-veterans that are interested in technician training across the country, and they plan on continuing to create even more opportunities in the future in order solve the shortage of technicians.

Recently, MBUSA partnered with the Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville, Kentucky. This partnership marks the most recent step for MBUSA in creating technician education programs throughout the country.

Through this partnership with JCTC, a program is being put into effect that will prepare students to become a level one Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician in only three semesters. Students will go on to intern at a dealership, work with Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and have the opportunity to be fully employed after completing the program.

Mercedes-Benz has put the same level of dedication and focus on solving the American technician shortage as they do in designing high-quality, elegant vehicles.

To learn more about the services that our own expert technicians provide, check out our service center. There, you can learn the specific types of services that our team of technicians offers in order to ensure that your vehicle remains in great shape. We are motivated to be your top choice when it comes to servicing and maintaining your vehicle.

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