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BMW Manufacturing Expands Scholars Program to Include Pre-Apprenticeship Training for High School Seniors

August 9, 2021

BMW Manufacturing announced that it will expand its popular BMW Scholars Program to include two additional opportunities: BMW Rising Scholars and BMW Fast Track.

BMW Rising Scholars: The BMW Rising Scholars Program allows high school seniors to work part-time at BMW Manufacturing while attending high school and a participating Career and Technical Education (CATE) center. These students will work primarily at the BMW Training and Development Center 15 hours per week with starting pay at $12 per hour. The first class of Rising Scholars, who will start the program later this month, were announced today in a ceremony at the BMW Zentrum. Just like the BMW Scholars Program, Rising Scholars is registered as an Apprenticeship Program with U.S. Department of Labor.

BMW Fast Track: In the BMW Fast Track Program, BMW will hire recent graduates or experienced individuals who already have an associate degree in a technical field such as mechatronics or automotive technology. They will enter an aggressive training program using the well-established BMW Scholars curriculum. These candidates will train 40 hours a week instead of the normal 20 hours.

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