Mercedes-Benz Registers for DOL
August 9, 2017
USA has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and
Department of Veterans Affairs – including State Approving Agencies (SAA)
– to become the first luxury automotive manufacturer to offer a
Registered Apprenticeship Program in four U.S. states, certifying
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE as part of the National Apprenticeship System.
Through MBUSA’s 16-week technician training and development program,
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE, veterans and nonveterans alike will be trained for
in-demand technician careers at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
Specifically, candidates interested in obtaining a career as a systems
technician will receive training in core competencies such as brakes and
traction, service and maintenance and telematics, in addition to
E-Mobility, diagnostic strategy and electrical fundamentals. Students
will also take a course in career development, helping them prepare for
a successful transition into the automotive industry.
complexity of our current and future luxury vehicles, along with
significant sales growth, has created a strong and growing need for
skilled, professional technicians,” said Christian Treiber, vice
president of customer service at MBUSA. “Mechanics are now technologists
with a high level of sophistication. With an eye towards the future,
Mercedes-Benz has mapped out a new path that makes technician jobs
attractive to veterans as well as providing much-needed assets for
At the successful completion of the program’s hands-on and instructional
learning, apprentices receive a certificate from both MBUSA and the DOL.
These certifications will be recognized at all Mercedes-Benz dealerships
throughout the United States, honoring the significant achievement of
completing over 640 hours of specific, manufacturer training.