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 [...]

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Volkswagen Group of America’s CEO Jonathan Browning revealed the all-new 2012 Passat to the world at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.

The new Passat, designed in Germany with American tastes and lifestyles in mind, will be built in our Chattanooga, Tenn. plant, which is one of the world’s newest and most advanced auto assembly plants. Read more »

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Virginia Tech team photo

Members of the FSAE team at Virginia Tech credit VWGoA for providing them the financial support to help them continue to design formula-style racing cars.

Mechanical engineering students at Virginia Tech who are interested in pursuing careers in motorsports credit Volkswagen Group of America for moving them closer to their goals. VWGoA is a supporter of the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Series, both housed at Joseph F. Ware Jr. Advanced Engineering Laboratory on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Va. Read more »

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SoberRide Free Cab Service

Volkswagen Group of America was a key player in keeping highways safe in the Greater Washington, D.C. area during the holiday season. VWGoA sponsored SoberRide, a free cab ride service that gave would-be drunk drivers a safe alternative from driving drunk from Dec. 17, 2010 to 6 a.m. New Year’s morning. The SoberRide effort is conducted by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). Read more »

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Planting 4 million baby oysters in the Severn River outside Annapolis, Maryland, requires many hands and a bit of seed money. Volkswagen Group of America is proud of our hands-on support of this project and our relationship with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, dedicated to restoring and protecting the largest estuary in the United States. More than 150 rivers and streams drain into the Bay off the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Maryland and Virginia. Preserving this natural treasure is just one example of our environmental stewardship, which also includes student scholarships to the foundation’s student leadership summer youth program.

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Crystal Lim

Crystal Lim, Volkswagen Group of America Herndon, VA

Involved, inspired and energized employees are the hands, heart and soul of Volkswagen Group of America. Not only do they enable us to grow and thrive as a company, but they take active volunteer roles in community programs, as well as state and national charitable service and relief efforts.

Crystal Lim, Freight Analyst, Vehicle Logistics, with Volkswagen Group of America is just one of those persons. “I volunteered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at the Oyster Restoration Center. I was amazed by the breadth of their organization, and the fact that their intent was to protect the environment full circle from land to the watershed. I think volunteering is important for Volkswagen Group of America employees, and anyone in general, because it gives you an experience you may not have had otherwise. Volunteering teaches you about those in need. It allows you to appreciate what you have by giving back to the community.”

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Chattanooga Diversity and Inclusion

For demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga awarded Volkswagen Group of America the Corporate Leadership Award at the League’s 2010 Equal Opportunity Day event. Long before the concrete was poured at our new assembly plant in Tennessee, a different type of foundation was laid for the future. The Volkswagen Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council for our Chattanooga Operations was formed. “We asked for the involvement of the community and individuals representing groups who have been historically disadvantaged, with the goal of ensuring that all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and that all qualified suppliers have access to business opportunities,” said Machelle Williams, Volkswagen’s General Manager of Diversity and Organizational Development. “We value the diversity of the team we are creating here in Chattanooga,” Don Jackson, President of Manufacturing for Chattanooga Operations, and an executive champion of the council, says. “A diverse team assures us that we have the community’s values included in all that we do, both here at the plant and in the community.”

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