Nissan opens Tennessee skills training center (video)

February 19, 2020

Decherd, Tennessee – Class is officially in session at the new Nissan regional training center in Decherd, Tennessee, where manufacturing employees are learning skills needed to build engines for future Nissan vehicles.

One of its first major projects was readying employees to assemble the 3.8L direct injection V6 engine debuting on the 2020 Nissan Frontier.

Nissan's investment reinforces its commitment to developing employees skilled in using advanced manufacturing technology. The Nissan Decherd Regional Training Center is a 21,000ft2 facility located within the existing Nissan powertrain assembly complex. It has 13 training areas with capacity to train nearly 200 employees simultaneously in the areas of powertrain production, engineering, and maintenance.

"The programs offered at the Decherd training center proved to be an integral part of bringing the all-new V6 engine to life," said Brian Sullivan, vice president, powertrain operations, Nissan North America, Inc. "The hardworking team at Decherd Powertrain is thrilled to power the 2020 Frontier for customers."

Facility near company’s engine plant will offer robotics, automation training for existing employees.