VOLVO IS LOOKING FOR TOP TALENT IN NORTH CAROLINA & PENNSYLVANIA’S UNIVERSITIES
Volvo Group Newsdesk
As part of the Academic Partner Program (APP), Volvo Group has signed 3-year Preferred Talent Partner agreements with North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University.
The talent partnerships are part of the Volvo Group Academic Partner Program (APP), an initiative that aims at optimizing the way the Volvo Group attracts top talent as well as how we participate in publicly funded research & innovation programs.
“The Preferred Talent partnerships furthers our ability to establish long-term relationship with selected universities, which we view as a source of top talent within functional disciplines vital to the Volvo Group”, says Kerstin Renard. “We will continuously develop our partnerships through a number of activities, such as internships, mentoring programs and a continued dialogue with the students.”
The two North American universities have been selected because of their academic standing, student diversity, international connections and research institutions, among other criteria.
“Penn State’s and North Carolina State’s academic programs strongly align with the needs of the Volvo Group as we look to achieve our vision of becoming the world leader in sustainable transport solutions with pioneering products and services.” said Torbjörn Holmström, Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer and executive vice president, Volvo Group Trucks Technology.
Volvo Group currently has seven preferred talent partners around the globe – Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; EM Lyon and INSA Lyon, France; Tsinghua University and Tongji University, China; North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University, US.