BMW Doubles Down on Tech Apprentice Program
Anna B. Mitchell, Greenville News
BMW's plant in Greer, South Carolina, plans to double the size of its apprentice mechanic program—dubbed BMW Scholars—and is adding a fourth technical college to its stable of academic partners.
Once admitted into the German automaker's program, students attend a range of electrical engineering and mechanical classes Monday through Thursday at an area tech college. They then work 10-hour shifts on Friday and Saturday at the BMW plant. Most important, the program holds the strong possibility of direct-hire contracts for its graduates.