VW Chattanooga Electric Vehicle Assembly Sparks Workforce Training

March 20, 2023 | Times Free Press | In the News

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Volkswagen Academy in Chattanooga recently showcased its Mechatronics Akademie and Robotronics Technology Apprenticeship Program to potential students and parents. The academy is a partnership between Chattanooga State Community College, Hamilton County Schools, and Volkswagen and aims to develop a talent pipeline for the automaker as it transitions to building more electric vehicles. The Mechatronics Akademie provides high school students with dual enrollment courses in robotics, electronics, computer systems, and product engineering, while the Robotronics Technology Apprenticeship Program offers vocational classroom and paid on-the-job training to post-high school graduates. Graduates of the program receive a conditional job offer from Volkswagen. The automaker plans to double the number of high school students in the Mechatronics Akademie next school year and expand the apprenticeship program. Read the full article by Mike Pare of Chattanooga Times Free Press.