Chrysler, Kettering University Revive Co-Op Program

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Chrysler Group LLC announced a new partnership with Kettering University on Wednesday to revive the cooperative education program the automaker canceled during the automotive industry crisis of 2008.

The Auburn Hills automaker brought along some of its hottest cars to lure students to its co-op program, as part of "Chrysler Day" at the engineering school. The event also featured information displays and recruitment booths.

Kettering uses a cooperative education model whereby students alternate full-time study with full-time work. Chrysler has already recruited eight students for its program from Kettering and was hoping to find eight more Wednesday.

"Kettering University has been a good source of key technical talent in the U.S. and at our company for many years," said Nancy Rae, vice president of human resources at Chrysler. "We are excited and proud to continue our relationship with the university and its students."

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