Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - With more than 16,000 employees, German industrial giant Bosch is a major player in the Mexican auto industry, and now the company is looking to increase the workforce at its tech center in Jalisco, Mexico.
The Bosch engineering and technology services center in Guadalajara currently employs 650 workers but, to meet the growing demand of this sector, Bosch Mexico is hoping to add another 350 people to its technology operations over the next two years.
The initiative is part of the government's dual education program (Programa de educación dual México), which is designed to train students in developing technology solutions through hands-on experience at various offices and factories.
Bosch is reportedly providing similar training in three other Mexican States. An import from Germany, the dual education system embeds theory and training in real-life environment. In Jalisco, the company also runs a center for innovation and entrepreneurship, which provides training in a variety of digital services, particularly Internet of Things, (IoT).
"Bosch plays an important role in the digital era, so having a site in Mexico that develops and implements services and solutions for a connected America was paramount for the Group," René Schlegel, the President of Bosch Mexico, said last year when inaugurating its corporate office in Guadalajara.Sources: Near Shore Americas • Informador