Fifth Volkswagen Mechatronics class celebrates graduation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – One group of graduates is ready to start careers in Mechatronics at Volkswagen next week.

The fifth class graduated from the Mechatronics engineering academy Thursday morning.

These new workers will be part of the force working on the new Volkswagen S.U.V.

Only one of the graduates was a female. Erin Watson says it was challenging at times.

Watson said, “The hardest part was just trying to get them to treat me like the same and not like, you know, be too nice to me because I’m a girl.”

Sharon’s mom was proud on Thursday, too. Sheryl Davenport said, “The teachers and the people here have really helped her expand and grow as a person and it’s been a really great experience for her.”

Chattanooga State partners with Volkswagen to graduate students with degrees in Mechatronics.

According to website Mechatronics.Me Mechatronics is defined as a synergistic combination of precision engineering, electronic control and mechanic systems. It is the science, that exists at the interface among the other five disciplines:


It is one of the most dynamically developing fields of technology and science. The word first appeared for the first time in Japan in 1969.

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