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‘A life-changing experience’: Nissan Ready electrifies the next generation

February 23, 2024

In a long-standing partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Nissan and INFINITI led three days of career-building workshops in Nashville

  • Nissan hosted 62 African American high school students from around the country for the annual Nissan Ready program Feb. 18-20
  • In partnership with 100 Black Men of America, Nissan Ready educates and inspires through interactive career-building workshops, dynamic presentations and camaraderie
  • Nissan has partnered with 100 Black Men of America, the nation’s top African American-led mentoring organization, since 2014

It’s 8 o’clock on a Monday morning, and the Nissan Training Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, is buzzing.

The whir of the latest automotive technology hums in the background, but on this February morning, the most palpable electricity reverberates from the auditorium, where a group of eager high school students anticipates a potentially life-changing day.

Among a list of prominent speakers for the day is Victor TaylorOpens in a new tab., vice president of Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi, Vehicle Assembly PlantOpens in a new tab., and the newest member of the 100 Black Men Jackson (Miss.) chapter. For Taylor, this day is personal.

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