All decisions regarding the hiring and employment of STEP graduates and all terms
and conditions of job duties shall be at the discretion of the participating BMW/MINI Center.
Participation in this agreement does not constitute an employment contract between the
participating BMW/MINI Center and the STEP graduate; therefore, the participating BMW/MINI Center is
not obligated to retain any STEP graduate in its employment. Each STEP graduate and BMW/MINI
Center must follow the same guidelines as any employed technician at the BMW/MINI Hiring Center.
All employment agreements will be between the STEP graduate and the BMW/MINI Center. BMW NA is
not a party in any agreement between the BMW/MINI Center and STEP graduate thereafter.