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Volkswagen and Tanner Foust Provide a One-of-a-Kind Career Day for Kids

For years, Jim Cowhey has had his second graders write letters to different companies in the U.S. The kids learn about all kinds of career paths and how businesses work. Will Gock, product communications senior specialist at Volkswagen Group of America, received this year’s batch of letters.

Gock arranged to visit the classroom with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Tanner Foust. Between his Global Rallycross series racing and his TV show hosting, Foust certainly is a busy guy! Evidently, the kids loved hearing about Foust’s job as a racecar driver. Let’s be real- we’d love that presentation, too!

We can’t think of a better way to get kids interested in math, science, engineering, and art. Lots of children are inspired by cool cars, so getting to explore a couple specialty Volkswagen vehicles is a wonderful opportunity.

Appreciating the math and science required to create a car can spark a kid’s future career in automotive engineering. And of course, somebody has to design vehicle graphics and advertising! Art and design are an important part of any vehicle’s construction.

How great would it be to find out in 15 years that one of these kids went on to work at Volkswagen headquarters, engineering vehicles or planning stunts or marketing the 2032 VW Golf GTI?! Hopefully they’re at least enthusiastic about learning their school subjects, after seeing how each discipline relates to awesome Volkswagen cars.

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