Wanted: Latino Auto Technicians

In the first such partnership in the industry, BMW of North America has teamed up with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation to reach out to Latinos in the Miami, FL, area interested in pursuing a career in automotive technical service. Modeled after BMW's successful Service Technician Education Program (STEP), MetroSTEP aims to encourage more Latinos to pursue careers in automotive services

In the first such partnership in the industry, BMW of North America has teamed up with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation to reach out to Latinos in the Miami, FL, area interested in pursuing a career in automotive technical service.

Modeled after BMW's successful Service Technician Education Program (STEP), MetroSTEP aims to encourage more Latinos to pursue careers in automotive services and addresses the industry shortage of skilled auto technicians.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 35,000 new technicians will be needed nationwide each year through 2010.

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