Right now, the next great business visionary may be in an introductory German class. Tomorrow’s Teacher of the Year may be struggling just to survive in an inner city neighborhood. Fact is, there is no one cradle of success. Those who will change our world can come from anywhere. So BMW Manufacturing invests in a number of educational initiatives, from providing endowments to helping increase and strengthen the faculty resources of our local universities. The more diverse the opportunities, the greater our chance of success. BMW’s educational support and investments span a range of levels and opportunities for achievement in South Carolina education, including:
- University of South Carolina Darla Moore Endowment
- Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER Program
- Clemson University German Language Program
- United Negro College Fund
- Urban League of the Upstate
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate
- USC Upstate Academic Outreach Camp
- Project Lead the Way
Call Me MISTER Program
BMW is one of the founding partners of the Call Me MISTER program, a national initiative to increase the pool of available teachers from diverse cultures. The opportunity to partner with Clemson University and Historically Black Colleges & Universities to address the critical need to build the talent pool of outstanding teachers supports our ongoing commitment to extensive community involvement, specifically in the area of education and diversity.
For more information, visit the Call Me MISTER program.
Real world projects. Challenges that test your abilities daily. A chance to learn from the very best in the industry. If you’re considering a career in the automotive field, BMW Student Programs provide the ultimate career test track.
Engineering and Operations Management Development Program
BMW Manufacturing strives to be a leader in the industry for developing careers for entry level engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain management.
Our Engineering and Operations Management Development Program consists of three eight-month assignments with experiences in manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain.
The EOM associate will have line and project responsibilities within their assignments. The associate will receive a multi-faceted training curriculum including leadership, project management, and technical disciplines. Coaching and mentoring is provided throughout the assignments.
The BMW Scholars Program is a partnership with four technical colleges, Greenville Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, Tri County Technical College, and Piedmont Technical College. The program allows students who are in manufacturing-related degrees to attend class full-time and earn a degree while working part-time hours at BMW Manufacturing.
BMW provides tuition assistance each semester, while the student is enrolled full-time and actively participating in the Scholars Program.
This apprentice program allows students to rotate working in our different manufacturing areas and gain valuable job experience. Students are also given extensive BMW technical training related to their degree studies.