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Mercedes-Benz DRIVE  Program

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MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE  OVERVIEW

The 17-week Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program is geared toward individuals looking to pursue a career at a Mercedes-Benz dealership.8 This manufacturer-paid program is highly competitive. The majority of your time will be spent in the lab learning deductive reasoning, as well as the major vehicle components and systems found in these luxury vehicles.

17 weeks Length of specialized training from start to finish
75%+ Percentage of program time you’ll spend in the lab
5 locations Where DRIVE training is available

SEE WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE

Every student enrolled is passionate about working on some of the best-built cars in the world. Courses focus on the trademark of this brand: a high-level of technological sophistication in vehicles.

 

MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE PROGRAM

Training the next generation of technicians

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LEARN FROM THE COMPANY THAT INVENTED THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE

Train with Mercedes-Benz, a company that consistently has been an automotive industry leader in quality, technology and innovation.

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TRAIN AT MERCEDES-BENZ FACILITIES

The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program is offered at five Mercedes-Benz facilities.

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HOW TO EARN MERCEDES-BENZ TECHNICIAN STATUS

Graduates of the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program can earn Systems Technician status after earning six months’ experience at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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SMALL STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

We take your education seriously, which is why we provide small class sizes in our specialty programs. DRIVE has two instructors and a maximum of 16 students per class. This means you’ll get the individualized attention you need.

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HOW TO EARN MERCEDES-BENZ TECHNICIAN STATUS

Graduates from the Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program can earn Systems Technician status after earning six months’ experience at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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TRAIN AT MERCEDES-BENZ FACILITIES

The Mercedes-Benz DRIVE program is offered at five Mercedes-Benz facilities.

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LEARN FROM THE COMPANY THAT INVENTED THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE

Train with Mercedes-Benz, a company that consistently has been an automotive industry leader in quality, technology and innovation.

CREDENTIALS YOU CAN EARN

DRIVE graduates can earn Systems Technician status with six months employment at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

OBJECTIVES

DRIVE  COURSES YOU WILL TAKE

During this training program, students have the opportunity to acquire skills and experience by diagnosing and repairing some of Mercedes-Benz’s most advanced automobiles.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Introduction to Mercedes-Benz
  • Workshop Process
  • Basic Electrical Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Electrical
  • Diagnostic Strategy
  • Telematics
  • Brakes and Control Systems
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Engine Management
  • Climate Control
  • Career Development
  • Information Systems
  • Alignment
  • Engine Mechanical
  • Transmissions

 

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THE MERCEDES-BENZ DRIVE  ADVANTAGE

DRIVE gives you the focused training in procedures and operations most commonly used by Mercedes-Benz dealerships — skills that can help you stand out to hiring managers.1

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PLACEMENT

Mercedes-Benz DRIVE graduates are qualified to pursue a career as a Systems Technician at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

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ACCELERATED PATH TO MERCEDES-BENZ TECHNICIAN STATUS

DRIVE graduates can earn Mercedes-Benz Systems Technician status with six months employment at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE DRIVE  PROGRAM

DRIVE provides extensive Mercedes-Benz-specific training that hiring managers look for. See what you need to qualify:

Core Program Training

Minimum high school graduate or GED, plus completion of a post-secondary automotive program certified by the ASE Education Foundation.

Comprehensive Selection Process

The selection process includes an online interview, video interview, in-person interview, mechanical skills assessment, personality assessment, and comprehensive background check and drug screening.

Driving Record

You cannot have a DUI conviction or any reckless driving convictions. And you can have no more than two moving violations in the past three years.

WHERE YOU’LL LEARN

Start your advanced training with Mercedes-Benz at these training facilities:

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