Tech Shortage: Mercedes-Benz Continues to Expand Training Programs

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) continues to expand its technician training and development programs to tackle the critical shortage of qualified automotive technicians in the U.S.

The luxury automotive manufacturer, which recently became the first to establish a Registered Apprenticeship Program for veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, launched a partnership with Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville, Ky.

The announcement came at a ribbon cutting ceremony that included remarks by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Derrick Ramsey, Mayor of Louisville Greg Fischer and MBUSA Vice President of Customer Service Christian Treiber. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind in the state and an important addition to the curriculum at JCTC.