BMW plant has positioned itself as an important educational pillar in the state of San Luis Potosi

BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi: 5 years promoting education and talent in Mexico

On a global level, the BMW Group’s success is based on the dedication and technical expertise of all its employees. Therefore, since before its inauguration, the BMW Group Plant in San Luis Potosi established as a fundamental objective to promote the talent and develop the potential of young professionals in the region from an early stage.

On a global level, the BMW Group’s success is based on the dedication and technical expertise of all its employees. Therefore, since before its inauguration, the BMW Group Plant in San Luis Potosi established as a fundamental objective to promote the talent and develop the potential of young professionals in the region from an early stage.

In this regard, since 2015, the company’s Plant in Mexico has positioned itself as an important educational pillar in the state of San Luis Potosi by implementing its “Dual Vocational Training Program”, which is a German teaching model based on the promotion of the technical skills of human talent, with the aim of training professionals who acquire the necessary foundations of their profession and immerse themselves in practice – combining the learning and knowledge obtained at school, with workshops that promote skills and experience in a real working environment.

After 5 years of successful implementation of the Dual Program, the BMW Group Plant in Mexico celebrated the graduation of the fourth generation of apprentices of the cycle 2018-2020 formed with a total of 70 students who successfully completed the technical careers of Mechatronics, Production and Automotive Mechanics.

Jörg Willimayer, President & CEO of BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosí said: “Dual vocational training is an essential part of the training offered by the BMW Group worldwide. The development of our associates’ skills and competencies is a key factor for successful operations. The training of our associates together with their experience is the basis for the quality and distinction of our products. Our purpose in San Luis Potosi is to establish ourselves as an important catalyst in terms of education and community development”.

Five years after the implementation of the Dual Program at BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi, the results have been expanded through strategic collaboration agreements with five educational institutions in the state, which has resulted in nearly 350 apprentices who have acquired state-of-the-art and specialized training within the technical careers of Mechatronics, Production and Automotive Mechanics. Likewise, the San Luis Potosi Plant is a world reference thanks to the 36% of women who participate in this program, making more women interested in technical areas within the automotive industry in Mexico.

BMW industrial plant inauguration in San Luis Potosi (June 25, 2019) Photo Archive

“Since we arrived to San Luis Potosi, our goal has been to make the Plant a world reference of innovation and quality, so we will definitely continue betting on promoting a specialized and state-of-the-art education in the state that will boost the manufacture of premium vehicles from Mexico to the world”, concluded Jörg Willimayer.

SOURCE: BMW Group

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