After five successful years, the BMW Scholars Program is planning to expand from 60 students to 100 students. Structured on an apprenticeship model used in Germany, the program has had 108 graduates since it began in 2011, all of whom have been offered full-time employment at BMW, according to spokesman Steve Wilson.
“Developing the future workforce is critical to the continued growth and success of our company,” stated Manfred Erlacher, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “The BMW Scholars Program plays a key role in keeping this plant competitive. Each one of these talented new associates will be important to the daily operation and long-term success of our company.”