Mercedes-Benz Dealerships offer military Veterans and current members of the National Guard and Reserve the opportunity to transfer their skills and experience into a career with one of the most iconic brands in the world. As a Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician you will have the opportunity to learn and grow every day, while servicing and repairing the most innovative and technologically advanced luxury automobiles in the world. The MB DRIVE program provides Veterans with the academic and on-the job training needed to succeed at any Mercedes-Benz dealership, and it is approved for the GI Bill® as a Registered Apprenticeship.
GI Bill® eligible1 Veterans who wish to receive a VA monthly housing allowance stipend in conjunction with the MB DRIVE training program must:
MB Drive provides an optimal combination of academic instruction and the hands-on training and experience needed to become a successful Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician. It also delivers access to the Mercedes-Benz genuine parts, tools, special equipment, vehicles, and other unique benefits that provide our students with an exceptional learning experience.
MB DRIVE students benefit from a low student to instructor ratio that increases the amount of individualized coaching and assistance each student receives from experts who possess years of Mercedes-Benz product knowledge and technical expertise. The academic curriculum also delivers a comprehensive package of classroom instruction and workshop learning that delivers more than 640 hours of training in just 16 weeks. Those who successfully complete the program of instruction may be given the opportunity to work directly in our Mercedes-Benz dealer network, and they receive assistance with applying for and interviewing with our dealer partners.
Eligible military Veterans also have the opportunity to leverage valuable GI Bill® benefits through the MB Drive Registered Apprenticeship Program, which includes both the academic training, plus an additional eight months of Mercedes-Benz Dealership On the Job Training (OJT) and mentorship. Students approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive GI Bill® benefits will receive a monthly VA issued Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) stipend equal to E-5 with Dependents to aid in their transition to becoming a fully competent Mercedes-Benz Certified Systems Technician.
1Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC does not guarantee that any Veteran will receive GI Bill® benefits. Interested Veterans must first determine if they are eligible to receive GI Bill® education and training benefits by contacting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and submitting an application to receive any such benefits through the VA. Interested Veterans may determine their GI Bill® eligibility by applying through the VA eBenefits portal at: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
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