CALIBRE Announces Partnership with Volvo Car USA to Facilitate Veteran Service Technician Apprenticeship Program
PRESS RELEASE / June 23, 2020
Alexandria, Virginia, June 23, 2020 – CALIBRE Systems, Inc. (CALIBRE) announced that they will begin facilitating the hiring and training of military Veterans and currently serving members of the National Guard and Reserve to fill Volvo Quality Level Technician and Volvo Hybrid Specialist positions across Volvo Car USA’s national retail network. This special initiative will enable Volvo retailers to connect with a proven source of technical skills and experience, which will enhance the quality and capacity of their service operations. Those interested may apply online at www.VolvoCarTechs.com.
Military Veterans participating in this program will complete a four-week instructor-led training program at a Volvo Training and Development Center in one of several locations throughout the United States. Volvo’s comprehensive program, facilitated by CALIBRE, combines eLearning with the four-week resident training, followed by on-the-job training at a participating Volvo retailer through a year-long competency-based registered apprenticeship program. Upon approval of the US Department of Labor and the State Approving Agency, those who are eligible to receive GI Bill® benefits will also have the opportunity to receive a monthly stipend to aid in their successful transition from military service to a new career with a participating Volvo retailer.
CALIBRE has developed five major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Veteran technician programs, to include award winning, US Department of Labor, and GI Bill® approved Veteran service technician programs among the industry’s most iconic brands. Volvo Car USA is collaborating with CALIBRE to recruit, place, and train up to 120 military Veterans annually over each of the next five years in support of its growing US retailer network.
According to Richard Pineda, CALIBRE’s President and CEO, “the new Volvo Technician Careers Program is a perfect example of how industry can apply the skills and expertise of America’s Veterans to deliver a world class customer experience to their valued clients. As a values-based company with an enduring commitment to employing Veterans ourselves, CALIBRE is honored to partner with Volvo on this patriotic initiative, which will help hundreds of former military technicians cross the great divide to a successful private sector career for each of the next five years.”
CALIBRE is an employee-owned management consulting and digital transformation company supporting government and industry. CALIBRE delivers enduring solutions that solve management, technology, and program challenges in the areas of enterprise information management; facility and land management; finance, logistics, and cost management; and training and education.
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