US – The Volkswagen Neighbourhood Talent Pipeline has been established in partnership with the Chattanooga 2.0 coalition to familiarise participants with the manufacturing process and prepare them for careers at VW Chattanooga. The programme lasts for five weeks and is free for qualified participants.
The scheme will take place at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center, with candidates attending two evenings per week. Completion of the programme will result in a Chattanooga Manufacturing Excellence Program (C-MEP) industry certification and priority access to entry-level production jobs with Aerotek at VW Chattanooga.
“Chattanooga 2.0 approached us with this proposal as Volkswagen Chattanooga is in the midst of our largest hiring push since we came to Chattanooga,” said Mario Duarte, senior manager, Organisational Development, VW Chattanooga. “We believe this programme will help new hires arrive with a better idea of what it is like to work in a manufacturing environment, and therefore a better opportunity for success.”