Apart from their stellar reputation as one of the best sports car manufacturers ever to have graced the planet, Porsche is determined to give back to the community by changing the lives of others.
Through their exceptional new training program, Porsche wants to change the futures of young people in need by offering them the opportunity for better career goals.
More than 75 socially disadvantaged young adults will be given the chance to change their lives and achieve their career goals through a program provided by the Porsche Training and Recruitment Center in South Africa, starting in mid-2017. The three-year training program will cover a wide range of basic and technical skills that will prepare them for excellent job opportunities, not only at Porsche but at any of the affiliated brands at VW Group.
New Porsche Youth Training Program Expands on Asian Center’s Prototype
This training program is a part of Porsche’s policy to give back to the community. It has been preceded by another initiative undertaken by their training center in Asia. Since 2008, socially disadvantaged young people have been training as sales and bodywork technicians, with the program focusing on recruiting staff members for Porsche dealerships.
Trainees can join the program in three different ways. If someone is already qualified, they can directly join the mechatronic training program for a 24-month training program. If they lack the appropriate qualifications, they can join an initial 6-to-8 week life skills course. If they lack those basic skills, they can join a one-year preparation course that will set them on the right track to joining the Porsche training program in the future.
Porsche has proven once again that they care about more than just sales figures. These initiatives will enable young trainees to benefit from long-term career prospects, changing their lives and enabling them to provide for their families.
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