Munich/San Luis Potosi, November 7, 2017. Today the BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi has inaugurated the plant´s Training Center. With the official opening of the new building the Automaker sets the next major milestone during the ramp up phase of the plant that will start production in 2019. Guests attending the official ceremony included Dr. Juan Manuel Carreras López, Governor of the state of San Luis Potosi; Milagros Caiña-Andree, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Human Resources and Labour Relations, Dr. Enrique Cabrero, Director General of CONACYT, Gustavo Puente Orozco, Secretario de Desarrollo Económico, Dr. José Luis Morán, Director General of COPOCYT, Manuel Lozano Nieto, Secretario de Trabajo y Previsión Social and Emilio Ramírez Guerrero, Secretario Nacional del Sindicato CTM.
The BMW Group invested nine Million US dollar into the 6,000 sq. m. facility. The new Training Center contains eleven workshops for qualification programs not only for associates but also for apprentices from the three educational institutions that participate in the Dual Program.
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“Qualification is the key to success”, said Milagros Caiña-Andree, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Human Resources and Labor Relations. “It is great to see that what we have started two years ago with the first generation of apprentices in the temporary training center has developed so well. For the BMW Group, our skilled workforce is the foundation to achieve the highest quality of our premium products. With our new Training Center we provide the appropriate infrastructure to train our people on a state of the art level. Being one of the most attractive employers in the region we see it as a privilege to be able to engage and to inspire young people with the development of their talents.”
The Governor of State San Luis Potosi Juan Manuel Carreras López commented: “We are more than delighted that the BMW Group decided to build their plant here in San Luis Potosi. With the opening of the Training Center we have a new facility in SLP that will boost local talent. A project of this dimension not only contributes to leverage the economic level of the region, it also creates employment opportunities and improves the educational level. Congratulations to the BMW Group Plant SLP for the accomplishment of this important milestone on the way to start of production in 2019.”
Hermann Bohrer, President and CEO of BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi, said: “This Training Center is the place where science and practice will be put together to have a highly motivated workforce for the most modern technology and the latest innovations of the Production Network.”