As an initiative to encourage workforce development and career readiness, Gwinnett Technical College and Mercedes-Benz have officially launched their “College Automotive Program.”
As a manufacturer driven program, nine dealers throughout the Metro Atlanta, Macon, and Augusta areas have become program affiliates. In addition to their financial investment, Mercedes-Benz provided 6 vehicles, company resources, and the tools and technical support needed to create the lab on the Gwinnett Technical College Campus.
In addition to onsite training, the program provides students with internship and job placement opportunities upon the completion of their associate degree. Though it is newly established, the 16-week program has reached its capacity of 25 students and has begun registering students for the August 2018 semester.
Through their collaborative effort, Mercedes- Benz and Gwinnett Technical College hope to attract and retain local talent by providing the knowledge and skills needed to enhance work performance to ensure gainful employment.