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 Center.
Participation in this agreement does not constitute an employment contract between the
participating BMW Center and the STEP graduate; therefore, the participating BMW Center is
not obligated to retain any STEP graduate in its employment. Each STEP graduate and BMW
Center must follow the same guidelines as any employed technician at the BMW Hiring Center.
All employment agreements will be between the STEP graduate and the BMW Center. BMW NA is
not a party in any agreement between the BMW Center and STEP graduate thereafter.