Mechatronic Apprentice, ZF Transmissions
Student, Piedmont Technical College
John Hughes is an apprentice at the ZF Transmission’s apprentice program. This program recruits local high school students and pays for them to attend school full-time at Piedmont Technical College. At the same time, John works part-time at ZF Transmission. Once he finishes the three-year program at Piedmont Tech, he will obtain associate degrees in mechatronics and have an opportunity to continue working at ZF as a full-time employee. John enjoys working at ZF because he is learning new things every day and is constantly gaining insights and knowledge from his mentors. He is very proud of his decision to choose this path because he is getting paid, enjoying great benefits, and going to school for free.