Audi is Receiving Applications for Dual Education Program
Audi Mexico launched a call for students to join its Dual Education Program, in which students in the region will receive formal training to join the automotive industry and hands-on experience in an Audi manufacturing plant.
“We invite students in all the region, as well as any young person interested, to join the Program of Dual Formation that has pushed young people to strengthen their experience in the professional world,” said Alejandro Pliego, Director of Development in Competence, Leadership and Culture, Audi Mexico. The program, which is in its eighth edition, will train specialists in Audi’s automotive plant in San José Chiapa, Puebla, through a collaboration with Universidad Technológica de Puebla (UTP) and the Centro de Especialización de Recursos Humanos de Alto Nivel en San José Chiapa (CERHAN).
Applications will be received from Feb. to May, 2022, from 15 to 21-year-olds who are interested in starting a career in the automotive sector and are currently completing or have graduated from high school. Students can apply to several technical specialties, including tool mechanics, mechatronics, automotive mechatronics or auto mechanics. Those who are still completing their middle school studies will be able to study a specialty in production mechanics.
The program offers transportation, food and a three-year scholarship while the training takes place. It is the first and currently only program for industrial education training in the country.
“Since the Program of Dual Formation for Apprentices in Audi Mexico was launched in 2015, young people with much talent and compromise have actively contributed to the growth and proper functioning of the plant,” said Pliego.
The program also focused on current methods and trends in the automotive industry, including the technology used for hybrid and electric vehicles. By focusing on developing the industrial abilities of students, the program propels the future of the Mexican automotive industry by maximizing the amount of talent ready to adapt to the many changes the market is seeing.
The program’s curriculum is divided 20 percent in theory and 80 percent in practice to ensure participants gain as much field experience as possible. Once the studies are completed, the system offers employment opportunities to participants and preparation to find employment elsewhere, greatly contributing to the future of the Mexican automotive labor market.
Over 270 participants have passed through the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMEXA) endorsed program. Applications can be found on Audi’s website and will be accepted until May 31. No previous experience is required, as the program says applicants simply must count with the right attitude, passion and time availability to complete the program.