In 2016 the Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit started a new qualification program called “Drive Solutions CVT!” The goal of this debut program is to prepare for the market entry of Continental’s digital fleet solution, ContiConnect, in several countries worldwide. The original pool of candidates – coined as “The Magnificent Eight” – spent 12 months building up a broad know-how in digital solutions for transportation companies, attending training courses and workshops as well as collaborating on projects. Having completed the year-long program, the team members are now fully-immersed in their respective markets, serving as solutions ambassadors for the business unit. And so, all good things do come to an end – but great career programs start anew!
The second group of “Drive Solutions CVT!” participants began their journey in the fall of 2017. The eight-person team includes members from BeNeLux, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Nordics, Poland and Baltics, and the United States, as well as a global role for Commercial Specialty Tires. The pool of candidates is, once again, diverse in terms of internationality, gender and expertise. They will benefit from the range of experiences and lessons learned of the alumni, which includes an individual mentoring experience between the “old and new” colleagues – an idea initiated by the pioneers to support those following in their footsteps.
With new market environments and the continuous further development of our digital solutions, one thing is for sure: The only constant is change.