On November 16, the Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts Department welcomed BMW of North America tocampus. Antonio

Maldonado, a Step Recruiter for BMW North America, gave a presentation on their Automotive Technician and Paint & Body Technician Apprenticeship programs to SBVC students taking Automotive Technology, Collision & Repair and Heavy/Medium Duty Truck (HMDT) Courses.

Job Developer Peggy Weber shared that these presentations offer opportunities for students to get their questions answered. “These on-site visits also generate excitement about how close they are to the future like a light at the end of the tunnel,” said Weber. The department always encourages employers to make on-campus visits. “Some students don't have the chance to travel around us and job search can be intimidating, “Weber said.” If we can expose students to real people and have a conversation, we just opened a door of
interest and opportunity.”