César Badilla (left), Director Aftersales, BMW Group Thailand and Dr. Nualanong Thumjaroen (right), Director, Chitralada Vocational School.

BMW Group Thailand Co Ltd recently donated a four-cylinder internal combustion engine coded B48 used in the latest plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to Chitralada Vocational School under the ‘BMW Service Apprentice Program’ for educational purposes.

The aim is to enhance mechatronics skills as well as laying a stronger foundation for their expertise in electric mobility. The company also handed over other educational essentials,
such as a set of technical special tools (for BMW vehicles only), an engine stand and a display board for school public relations.

César Badilla, director of aftersales, BMW Group Thailand, said, “This donation of the latest BMW PHEV engine will allow them to practically study the engine and boost their technical skills prior to job interviews with authorized BMW dealers. Working with certified BMW technicians will certainly enrich the students’ experience and help them develop holistic approaches to technical matters, eventually paving the way to their occupational success in automotive industry
in the future.”

Dr. Nualanong Thumjaroen, Chitralada Vocational School director said, “This donation of BMW engine and essentials tools for practical training in the class will extend students’ hands-on knowledge beyond the theoretical learning framework. This will support the in-class learning experiences and unleash their full potential. After graduation, the student will be able to optimise this holistic knowledge and apply it effectively in their careers.”

The BMW Service Apprentice Program was initiated in 2012 and recognized as part of the German-Thai Dual Excellence Education (GTDEE) program.