Volvo will build center in Charleston region to train, recruit dealership technicians

The Post & Courier
David Wren
April 10, 2018

Volvo Cars will build a training center in the Charleston region to teach mechanics at dealerships nationwide how to repair the increasingly complicated technologies that run the Swedish automaker’s newest models.

The center, to be called Volvo University, is also seen as a way to lure more people into automotive technician jobs that often go begging even as the field is entering a growth spurt.

“Our cars are getting more and more advanced, with very advanced software technology, and it’s tough to attract new technicians,” said Anders Gustafsson, head of Volvo’s U.S. operations. “We need to find new technicians and develop our current technicians very fast.”

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