Chattanooga State’s Engineering Technology Division and the Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations have developed two training programs designed for persons interested in working in the automotive industry. Both programs – the Automation Mechatronics Program (AMP) and the Car Mechatronics Programs (CMP) – are one-of-a-kind, three-year programs that are housed at the Volkswagen Academy, with work related, paid internships at the Volkswagen plant. Students are selected through a competitive admissions process for each program. Twenty-four students are admitted to the AMP each year (12 in the summer and 12 in the fall), while CMP enrolls 12 students each fall. Each program offers students a comprehensive learning environment that blends classroom and laboratory instruction with paid, on-the-job training experience in the Volkswagen plant.
The focus of the Automation Mechatronics Program is to develop multi-skilled craftsmen who are responsible for keeping the Volkswagen plant operational. Students will receive hands-on-training in mechanical systems, electricity, electronics, machining, welding and automated systems. The focus of the Car Mechatronics Program is to develop highly-skilled technicians who can diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical issues with the Volkswagen automobiles produced at the Chattanooga plant.
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