Mercedes-Benz DRIVE Training Program for Automotive Technicians
Together with the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Veterans Affairs, Mercedes-Benz has recently become the first luxury automotive company to give individuals the opportunity to take part in a Registered Apprenticeship Program, allowing them to receive flexible and structured on-the-job training. Continue reading to learn more about Mercedes-Benz DRIVE and what is included with the in-depth training program.
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What is Mercedes-Benz DRIVE?
Mercedes-Benz is now offering a comprehensive 16-week training program for vehicle technicians. The program is open to both veteran and non-veteran individuals who are looking to begin successful careers as technicians at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers. Training areas include brakes, traction, service maintenance, telematics, E-Mobility, diagnostics, and a wide array of electrical essentials. Also included with the program is a course in career development, which is designed to help trainees become accustomed to working in the car service industry.
Although Mercedes-Benz DRIVE is currently only offered at locations in California, Texas, Florida, and Massachusetts, the certifications gained through the program will be recognized at all authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the U.S. Upon completion of the training program, individuals will receive certificates from MBUSA as well as the U.S. Department of Labor.
“The complexity of our current and future luxury vehicles, along with significant sales growth, has created a strong and growing need for skilled, professional technicians. Mechanics are now technologists with a high level of sophistication. With an eye towards the future, Mercedes-Benz has mapped out a new path that makes technician jobs attractive to veterans as well as providing much-needed assets for dealerships.”
– Christian Treiber, MBUSA vice president of customer service
Stay tuned for additional details about Mercedes-Benz DRIVE. If you are interested in learning more about the training program, we invite you to get in touch with our team at Mercedes-Benz of North Haven.