United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta visits BMW Group tutelage programs in Munich

Munich. During an initial revisit to Germany, United
States Secretary of Labor

Alexander Acosta now visited a BMW Group’s Munich headquarter and
prolongation plant. Secretary Acosta and staff from a Department of
Labor were perceived by Harald Krüger, Chairman of a BMW AG Board of
Management. The revisit enclosed an endless debate by a BMW
Group’s prolongation and technical tutelage training facility,
with opportunities for discussions by all levels of a company
from house members to immature apprentices usually starting their training.

 

This high-level revisit builds on a beginning to strengthen skilled
US-workforce training started during Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit
to a White House in Mar of this year. During a roundtable with the
German Chancellor and US President, Harald Krüger and 5 other CEOs
from both German and United States attention concluded to use a German
tutelage indication as a basement for a co-operation to ready a US
workforce and a prolongation zone in sole for a labor
marketplace of a 21st century.

 

“We severely value Secretary Acosta’s revisit as a pointer of a company’s
excellent, long-standing attribute with a US,” commented Harald
Krüger. “In training and preparation for manufacturing, we have a common
denominator that we can precedence to boost a turn of cooperation
between a economies,” Krüger added.

 

Well-trained associates in both prolongation and sales are the
substructure of a BMW Group’s success in a United States. BMW Group
training programs during a company’s US plant in Spartanburg, South
Carolina, are formed on a German twin tutelage training system.
This means classroom training is sum with unsentimental experience,
ensuring associates are good prepared for destiny challenges. During
Secretary Acosta’s visit, Krüger forked out, “The automotive industry
is in a midst of a technological transformation, with digitalization
changing not usually a products and services though also a working
environment. Highly learned workers, however, will sojourn the
substructure of a BMW Group’s success – either it be in a United
States, Germany or any of a 140 countries where we operate”.

 

“Apprenticeships reason good guarantee in assisting American workers
acquire a skills they need to get good jobs while ensuring companies
can attract a talent compulsory to attain in this fast-moving global
economy,” pronounced Secretary Acosta. “Thank we to Chairman
Krüger and a BMW group for a comfortable welcome today and for employing
9,000 workers in your Spartanburg plant and ancillary 70,000 direct
and surreptitious jobs in a United States. we demeanour brazen to continuing
a partnership as a U.S. fosters flexible and adaptable
tutelage programs to support mercantile growth and long-term
success for both a countries.”

 

The BMW Group believes a German twin tutelage training model
is an glorious process to accommodate destiny mandate for learned workers
worldwide. Therefore a association has introduced twin vocational
training during a plants in a US, a UK, China, South Africa,
Thailand, Brazil and Mexico. Worldwide, some-more than 1,500 people are
hired any year as BMW Group apprentices; in sum some-more than 4,500
apprentices are now completing their vocational training with
a company.

 

Secretary Acosta visited a company’s vocational training core in
Munich, a largest training section within a BMW Group with 870
apprentices now receiving training in 16 opposite professions.
By pity shortcoming for training between open vocational
schools and companies, a twin complement not usually ensures that skills
and fanciful training accommodate inhabitant standards, it also enables the
BMW Group to sight their apprentices in a latest technologies used
by a company, such as operative on high-voltage systems for electric
vehicles or module programming of modernized prolongation robots.

 

The BMW Group supports around 70,000 approach and surreptitious jobs in the
United States. The BMW Group’s largest prolongation plant in a world
is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Around 9,000 people work at
a plant, that is a tellurian prolongation heart for BMW X models ranging
from a BMW X3 to a BMW X6. Seventy per cent of a plant’s
prolongation is exported, creation BMW a largest exporter by value of
any automobile manufacturer in a USA. Over a final 10 years, BMW has
invested some-more than 220 million US dollars on training workers in
Spartanburg. “In a subsequent 5 years, BMW will be investing 200
million USD in training in Spartanburg,” Krüger announced during his
new White House visit.

 

The BMW Group training programs in Spartanburg are run in
co-operation with internal village and technical colleges. The “BMW
Scholars” tutelage module was founded in 2011 and currently
offers tighten to 100 apprentices an extended career perspective. The
module is modelled on a German neophyte complement and combines
fanciful classroom training with hands-on unsentimental experience. The
BMW Group also offers initiatives that go over technical training.
Together with a internal university, a “Advanced Manufacturing
Management” Bachelor Program enables associates to follow a more
educational path. Additionally, a M-STEP (Military-Service Technician
Education Program) Program provides US army veterans qualifications
for sales and use careers in and with BMW dealers around
a nation.

 

 

 

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The BMW Group

 

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than
140 countries.

 

In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

 

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.

 


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