Student Programs

Michelin offers different initiatives with a shared commitment to prepare talented young people for industrial professions in the workforce of the future.


The Technical Scholars Program selects students to develop hands-on work experience while earning their degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) or Electronics Engineering Technology (EET). Michelin Technical Scholars receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for the program along with competitive pay and part-time work in a Michelin manufacturing facility.

  • Earn on-the-job training and valuable experience at one of the world's leading companies.

  • Develop invaluable skills such as time management, teamwork and problem solving.

  • Customize work schedule to accommodate classes.

  • Upon graduation, become eligible for entry-level employment at Michelin as a Reliability Technician, with competitive salary currently around $62,500 and opportunity for salary increases with experience.



  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a Mechatronics or EET program at a technical college.

  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

  • Be able to work at least 20 hours per week at Michelin during the program.

  • Demonstrate strong math, science, reading and comprehension skills.

  • Pass the pre-employment test.



  • Exhibit the potential for a career as a Reliability Technician with satisfactory test scores in math, comprehension and aptitude in mechanical automation.

  • Demonstrate motivation and drive to become a member of the Michelin team during the interview process.

  • Contact your local Technical College Career office for the next testing opportunity.


Michelin Manufacturing Scholars was established as a partnership between Anderson, South Carolina and Tri-County Technical College in 2017. The program was adopted by our Spartanburg facility, in collaboration with Spartanburg Community College in the spring of 2018.

The Manufacturing Scholars program is intended to give candidates with no manufacturing background a means to move into that environment. The factory/school partnership provides candidates with both hands-on manufacturing experience and enrollment in a manufacturing certificate program that provides credentials which could be important to any manufacturing employer.

  • 10 weeks long

  • 30 hours per week at the facility

  • 9 hours per week at school

During their time within the facility, candidates work side by side with current employees and contribute to the success of our plant. By doing so, the candidate receives the best view of manufacturing we can provide to allow them to understand and experience working in a Michelin team.


  • Training on the culture, processes and values of manufacturing with Michelin while learning at Tri-County or Spartanburg Community College.

  • Paid work-based learning at Michelin.

  • Full Michelin scholarship that covers tuition, fees and books.

  • Credit hours that, upon successful completion, lead to a Manufacturing Operators Certificate.

  • Manufacturing Operators I Certificate from Tri-County and Spartanburg Community College.

  • A potential offer of full-time employment as a Manufacturing Professional (MP) at Michelin, provided that the work program and school program are completed successfully.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please go to and complete the interest form for Spartanburg county and for Anderson county.


A pathway to the Michelin Tech Scholar program, the Michelin Youth Apprenticeship program offers opportunities for select high school students in South Carolina, to acquire job-related education in advanced manufacturing while gaining hands-on experience at a Michelin facility through a paid apprenticeship.


  • Earn a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job learning in a manufacturing environment.

  • Rotate through various work processes (industrial safety, hand and power tool operations, hydraulics and pneumatics, AC-DC circuits and electrical test equipment, etc.)

  • Work with a sponsor from the local County School District.

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older with interest in mechatronics/electronics.