NORTH CHARLESTON, (WCIV) — Charleston County will host an informational meeting Thursday in hopes of connecting people with training opportunities for manufacturing jobs at Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC.
800 spots were available for Thursday’s 6:00 p.m. meeting at North Charleston High School. All those have been filled. Officials with Mercedes-Benz say manufacturing experience is not required for the available jobs.
“What’s unique about this event is that we're offering to accept a manufacturing training certificate from Trident Tech in lieu of that manufacturing experience,” said Alyssa Bean, Communications Specialist at Mercedes-Zen. “This event helps connect Charleston county residents with the resources they need to either get that certificate, get their work keys, or get other elements to be prepared to come on board with us and be open to those opportunities.”
A second informational meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s High School on Johns Island. 450 spots were available for that meeting. Only waiting list spots are currently available. Learn more here.
“We also wanted to extend this to people who don’t have automotive experience because they may have been working in the food and beverage industry downtown or somewhere else,” Bean added.
The jobs will be in Mercedes-Benz’ body shop, paint shop, and on the assembly line.
All jobs are full-time and many will be available by the Spring of 2018. Mercedes-Benz officials say they’ll add 1,300 manufacturing jobs by 2020.