Volkswagen Academy Holds Open House

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An apprentice works on his station at the Volkswagen Academy’s automotive center.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- Volkswagen Academy held an open house event this evening.

This school is located right next to the main Volkswagen Plant at Enterprise South.

Students at Volkswagen Academy learn various skills that help them move on to a career with Volkswagen through an apprenticeship program.

There are programs in manufacturing, robotronics, and electric vehicle voltage.

Sam Dean, the Technical Training Specialist of Volkswagen Academy said, “We’re doing this because we’re looking for the next generation of tech-savvy people who are ready to push our industry forward. We enjoy having local community people come in and get a new chance at something that’s starting up. Something they’ve never dreamed they could do before and that’s why we’re having this tonight.”

There were various activities including a driving simulator and robots that were created by students.

The academy is done in partnership with Chattanooga State.

They are currently taking applications.

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