Mercedes recruiters visit Linden High SchoolBy Staff Reports Published 2:44pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Mercedes-Benz United States International hosted a recruitment assembly at Linden High School for juniors and seniors recently.
The program gave students a chance to learn about training opportunities that Mercedes and partner institutions Shelton State and the University of West Alabama can provide.
The guest speakers at the event were human resources specialists for training Steve Colburn and Joaquim Santos. They talked about the two-year and four-year MBUSI training programs available to students.
Colburn and Santos explained that more than 350 students applied for approximately 80 slots in the training programs.
Students who are accepted into the training program receive scholarships based on their high school academic record. Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above receive a scholarship that pays 65 percent of fees and tuition during their first semester. Students who perform well and maintain the 3.0 or above GPA during the first semester will have earned a scholarship that will pay 100 percent of their tuition and fees for subsequent semesters.
The students in the MBUSI training program will also be paid during the co-op phase of the training when they are workers in training at the Vance plant.