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Participants in first apprenticeship class at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., listen to graduation speakers in August 2013.Tennessee's political leaders got involved helping VW connect with local community colleges that could help train young people to work in its highly automated factory. The payoff: VW is bringing its cutting-edge German manufacturing culture to Tennessee, including a devotion to protecting the environment as well as cultivating good worker relations. (Associated pRess)
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Participants in first apprenticeship class at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., listen to graduation speakers in August 2013.Tennessee's political leaders got involved helping VW connect with local community colleges that could help train young people to work in its highly automated factory. The payoff: VW is bringing its cutting-edge German manufacturing culture to Tennessee, including a devotion to protecting the environment as well as cultivating good worker relations. (Associated pRess)

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