‚ÄĘ US mil¬≠i¬≠tary tech¬≠ni¬≠cians who‚Äôve served in the field have been high¬≠ly trained and expe¬≠ri¬≠enced in work¬≠ing with lat¬≠est vehi¬≠cle tech¬≠nolo¬≠gies.
‚ÄĘ Prob¬≠lem for them has been com¬≠ing home to Amer¬≠i¬≠ca and find¬≠ing the mar¬≠ket very tight for get¬≠ting jobs and return¬≠ing to dai¬≠ly civil¬≠ian life.
‚ÄĘ Audi of Amer¬≠i¬≠ca has launched pro¬≠gram to bring mil¬≠i¬≠tary tech¬≠ni¬≠cians to deal¬≠er ser¬≠vice depart¬≠ments.
‚ÄĘ Vet¬≠er¬≠ans to Tech¬≠ni¬≠cians pro¬≠gram devel¬≠oped with Audi by Cal¬≠i¬≠bre, a Va.-based man¬≠age¬≠ment and tech¬≠nol¬≠o¬≠gy ser¬≠vices com¬≠pa¬≠ny.
‚ÄĘ Recruit¬≠ing vets with auto¬≠mo¬≠tive skills and with expe¬≠ri¬≠ence in pow¬≠er gen¬≠er¬≠a¬≠tion, avi¬≠a¬≠tion, weld¬≠ing, elec¬≠tron¬≠ics, hydraulics sys¬≠tems, and mar¬≠itime sys¬≠tems.
‚ÄĘ Audi pro¬≠gram sup¬≠ports Vet¬≠er¬≠ans Oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ty to Work to Hire Heroes Act passed by Con¬≠gress in Novem¬≠ber 2011.
‚ÄĘ Cal¬≠i¬≠bre man¬≠ag¬≠ing out¬≠reach pro¬≠gram to more than 1,800 mil¬≠i¬≠tary ser¬≠vice alum¬≠ni groups and mil¬≠i¬≠tary tran¬≠si¬≠tion assis¬≠tance cen¬≠ters.
‚ÄĘ Mem¬≠bers of Nation¬≠al Guard and Reserve cur¬≠rent¬≠ly serv¬≠ing may also apply. Eli¬≠gi¬≠ble vet¬≠er¬≠ans must have hon¬≠or¬≠able dis¬≠charge and 3-to-5 years of direct expe¬≠ri¬≠ence in a mil¬≠i¬≠tary unit‚Äôs main¬≠te¬≠nance oper¬≠a¬≠tions.
‚ÄĘ For Audi the chal¬≠lenge has been see¬≠ing its deal¬≠er net¬≠work grow¬≠ing and find¬≠ing enough high¬≠ly trained and skilled ser¬≠vice employ¬≠ees to meet cus¬≠tomer demand.
‚ÄĘ Audi has 276 US deal¬≠ers and its cars are becom¬≠ing more com¬≠plex, so build¬≠ing this trained work¬≠force is imper¬≠a¬≠tive, said Rein¬≠hard Fis¬≠ch¬≠er, direc¬≠tor of strat¬≠e¬≠gy at Audi of Amer¬≠i¬≠ca.
‚ÄĘ If hired by Audi deal¬≠er¬≠ship, vet¬≠er¬≠ans will com¬≠plete Audi fast track two-week train¬≠ing pro¬≠gram to learn about Audi prod¬≠ucts and tech¬≠nolo¬≠gies.
‚ÄĘ Audi broke its record and sold 139,310 units in US last year; tar¬≠get¬≠ing 200,000 light-vehi¬≠cle sales annu¬≠al¬≠ly before end of decade.
SOURCE: Auto¬≠mo¬≠tive News