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On Tuesday, October 11th Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Gwinnett Technical College held a press conference to announce their educational partnership. Christian Treiber, vice president customer services of MBUSA along with Dr. Glen Cannon, president of Gwinnett Technical, presented the new ‘Mercedes-Benz Technician Training Program.’ This program is created to help elevate technician recruitment and training to meet the growing needs of dealerships across the United States.
“The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Gwinnett Technical College will serve as a model that we will replicate in other local markets around the country,” said Christian Treiber, vice president, customer services for MBUSA. “We want to provide a natural navigation point for the next generation of automotive technicians, and pave the path into the Mercedes-Benz family.” Treiber stressed that the automotive technicians of today need more specialized training than ever before: “Long gone are the days of the oil stained mechanic wrenching away in a greasy workshop. Technicians need training and access to specialized diagnostic tools to keep today’s cars operating safely and efficiently.”
The ‘Mercedes-Benz Technician Training Program’ is a two-year program that will offer students a hands-on approach to learning that will introduce basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive dealer operations. In addition, MBUSA donated an array of training equipment, and six vehicles as well as renovating and equipping a customized Mercedes-Benz training classroom and technology laboratory to Gwinnett Tech’s Automotive Technology Program located at the Lawrenceville campus.