Mechatronics is a training program and partnership between Mercedes-Benz, Shelton State Community College, and the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). The Program provides students with the cognitive and hands-on skills necessary to support the building of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance, Alabama. After completing seven terms of instruction in the Mechatronics Training & Curriculum at Shelton State, the top percentage of the graduating class enrolled in the program will advance to MBUSI and earn a full time position in Production. A limited number of the top graduates will also have the opportunity to complete an additional 18 months of training at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International at AIDT in Vance, which if successful will advance to Maintenance. Upon satisfactory completion of the coursework at Shelton State, students will earn an Associates of Applied Science degree in Industrial Electronics and a short certificate in Industrial Maintenance.