ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About Gwinnett Technical College
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 140 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and also serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.