BMW: Inspiring the Future Workforce

BMW, globally headquartered in Germany, has been crafting more than just high-performance vehicles: it has been shaping the future of aspiring professionals through its innovative two-year apprenticeship program, the BMW Scholars Program.

These scholars enroll in classes full-time while simultaneously immersing themselves in the world of automotive training part-time at BMW. The BMW Scholars Program holds the promise of a full-time position at BMW. Students attend classes at one of BMW’s partner colleges, including Greenville Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, Piedmont Technical College and Tri-County Technical College. These institutions not only provide the knowledge but also the inspiration for these future automotive leaders.

The BMW Scholars Program is more than just an apprenticeship; it’s a gateway to the future, a ticket to a world of opportunities.

“Our associates are rising to the challenge to make the BMW Group electric, digital and circular,” said Ilka Horstmeier, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, People and Real Estate, Labor Relations Director. “This new training center will give the entire Plant Spartanburg team the environment to learn and grow their careers and meet the demands of our customers worldwide. Through training in digitalization and future technologies, we will ensure that the BMW Group remains the leader in mobility and is an attractive workplace for future generations.”

Just last year, BMW officially opened its $20 million state-of-the-art workforce training center in Spartanburg, SC. This major investment highlights BMW’s commitment to spurring innovation, celebrating creativity and developing America’s future workforce in automobile manufacturing.