BMW to Offer Transitional Program for Vets

A new vocational program will give a pilot class of nine U.S. Marines a hands-on training workshop to become BMW technicians at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton Marine base.

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MSTEP, the Military Service Technician Education, is a 16-week long combined effort between BMW and the for-profit Universal Technical Institute. The program aims to help facilitate the transition into the workforce as manufacturer-trained technicians when their military careers end. Enrollment in MSTEP doesn’t guarantee a job with BMW, but the vocational training hopes to be a step in the right direction in finding job placement as well as transitioning into civilian life.

“BMW is honored to be working with the Marine Corps and helping provide service members with great professional opportunities to support their transition to civilian life,” said Bernard Kunt, President and CEO of BMW of North America. “The skill set these men and women will bring to our dealerships is invaluable. Aside from their unwavering team spirit and discipline, many are already highly specialized in some of the most sophisticated technology, giving them all the right foundations for a successful automotive career.”

BMW is excited to be the first luxury automaker to offer training and placement programs of this sort. It is sure to be a success as more vets come home and look to settle into a normal, daily life.

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