Experience At Home

We’re proud to be At Home in America and hiring some of the sharpest minds in the country. Volkswagen Group of America Graduate Analysts are recent college graduates who rotate to different departments and locations around the country. Check out their blog to get the inside scoop on everyday life at Volkswagen Group of America.

Partners in Education

Launched in September 2008, our Partners in Education program was designed to support students and teachers interested in advanced automotive technology and next generation automotive engineering. We began with a five-year, $2.1 million Partners in Education initiative to create a comprehensive education partnership with schools and technical institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the [...]

Hard at Work in America

When we opened our first location in the United States in 1955, we offered just one model — the enduring cultural icon affectionately known as the Beetle. While the fun-loving Beetle and the “Bus” were capturing American hearts, Audi was quickening pulses with quality, performance and technological innovation. Audi joined the Volkswagen Group in 1965. And [...]

Audi Best BuddiesOn Tuesday, April 5th, Audi of America presented 14 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) with a once-in-a “lifetime opportunity” when it hosted the Best Buddies Virginia Ambassador training in its corporate headquarters. Best Buddies Virginia (BBVA) currently operates chartered chapters in 30 middle schools, high schools and colleges across the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the District of Columbia, enriching the lives of more than 13,500 individuals annually. Read more »

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Audi Best Buddies

Best Bud participants and members of the Audi U.S. Polo Team celebrate a successful day at Audi's Best Buddies Polo Experience

On Saturday, March 19, the Audi U.S. Polo team hosted the “Audi Best Buddies Polo Experience” at its home base, the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Fla. The event benefitted Best Buddies International, a vibrant organization founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more »

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VWGoA Library Donation

Birgit Whale presents Mayor Andrew Fox (right) and Thousand Oaks Library Director Stephen Brodgen (left) with a $5,000 donation to the Thousand Oaks Library on behalf of Volkswagen Group of America.

The Thousand Oaks Library, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will now offer more than just books in paperback or hardback.  Birgit Whale, Administrative Assistant/Project Specialist IUP, VWGoA, acting on behalf of the VWGoA Diversity Committee members at Westlake Village, recently presented the library with a $5,000 check, which the library will put towards creating its new electronic book collection. As a result, those who own Kindles, NOOKs, iPads, etc. will be able to visit the Thousand Oaks Library and peruse its electronic book selections to upload directly to their electronic devices. Read more »

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Chattanooga Team Members

Chattanooga Team Members

The Chattanooga plant is excited to have reached the homestretch of its plan to hire and train more than 2,000 employees. The plant passed the 1,500-employee mark, all of whom will be responsible for building the 2011 Passat. In fact, in total, the Chattanooga Operations now employs 1,516 people. As a result, the company is three-quarters of the way to its final goal. Read more »

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So Others Might Eat group photo

VCI Team gathers for a group photo after a rewarding experience of serving the homeless. Left to right: Misti Murphey, Bill Pruden, Josie Cayetano, Marc Aghili, Cicely Holland, John Gressa, Jessica Gessner, Joanna Sherry

Eight team members from Volkswagen Credit (VCI), driven by giving spirits and a collective desire to make a difference, volunteered at So Others Might Eat (SOME), a Washington, D.C.-based homeless shelter that has assisted the homeless for 40 years.

Cicely Holland, CRM Specialist, VCI, admits that she was both surprised and humbled by the experience. “It was a humbling experience because you realize that you aren’t much different from the people who were there,” she said. “We’re all human; they just came into some hard times and are depending on people to help. I was surprised by how friendly and appreciative they were of our service.” Read more »

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Volkswagen Group of America is the Washington D.C. area’s only hometown automaker — a fact that we were excited to highlight during the Washington Auto Show. Moreover, nearly 400 VWGoA employees are proud to call the Washington area home.

During the Auto Show, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. President and CEO Jonathan Browning was joined by a host of community partners as he introduced the all-new American made Volkswagen Passat sedan to the Washington area. Read more »

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