WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he visited the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. During his tour, Secretary Scalia learned about the Volkswagen Academy, which offers a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction for careers in the Volkswagen plant.

“I was pleased to visit and learn more today about Volkswagen’s work in Tennessee to help men and women develop the skills needed to secure high-paying jobs,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Today’s visit to the Volkswagen Academy was an illustration that apprenticeships are one important tool to help Americans enter the workforce and to meet companies’ need for skilled workers.”

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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