HMGMA Donates Equipment for EV Workforce Development

HMGMA group tool donationSAVANNAH, GA – HMGMA donated two sets of tool kits to Savannah Technical College to assist in the development of future electric vehicle professionals.

“Savannah Technical College appreciates HMGMA’s support and partnership,” said STC’s Interim President Dr. Ryan Foley. “This donation of tooling and equipment will help Savannah Technical College continue to train our students in the preferred pathway to become Meta Pros and meet HMGMA’s workforce needs.”

The kits, which are valued at around $9,500 each, include automotive milli meters, multi meters and other related tools. The two kits will be used at the Savannah and Liberty campuses where the Electric Vehicle Professional (EVP) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) is offered. They were also distributed to Ogeechee Technical College, Coastal Pines Technical College and Southeastern Technical College.

“These colleges have been tremendous partners to us,” said Brent Stubbs, HMGMA Senior Manager of Learning and Development. “This is a small way for us to give back to the colleges and fill a need for valuable equipment for their automotive labs. We recognized similar needs at all four colleges, and we are excited to invest in them as they help us develop a pipeline of future talent.”

Savannah Technical College developed the EVP TCC with input to develop the short-term, specialized training certificate, which was designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the electric vehicle production industry. The College also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HMGMA in May 2023 for a training partnership. The eight-credit hour training focuses on safe and effective automotive shop operations, automotive electrical principles and the operation and service of electric vehicles. Graduates of the program are preferred for employment at HMGMA. Savannah Technical College offers this training at its Savannah and Liberty campuses with day and evening options. More information on the EVP TCC at Savannah Tech is available at

Automotive Technology graduates troubleshoot complete automotive systems for diagnosis, service, and repair. Graduates are qualified for positions such as service technicians, inspectors, and maintenance and repair mechanics. According to the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, these positions earn an average pay of $44K annually, and upwards of $70K, depending on the position within the industry. Automotive Technology associate degree graduates had a 100% placement in field for AY22. These occupational programs are open to high school students in 10-12th grade through Dual Enrollment.

Automotive Technology is offered at the Savannah and Liberty Campuses. For more information about the program, visit Summer semester begins May 28, 2024.


Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) is Hyundai Motor Group’s first dedicated Electric Vehicle mass-production plant and will be located in Bryan County, GA. The new plant will boast a highly connected, automated, and flexible manufacturing system, which organically connects all elements of the EV ecosystem to realize customer value. The Georgia facility will become an intelligent manufacturing plant. All processes of production—order collection, procurement, logistics and production—will be optimized utilizing AI and data. The innovative manufacturing system will also help create a human-centered work environment with robots assisting human workers.


About Hyundai Motor Group

Hyundai Motor Group is a global enterprise that has created a value chain based on mobility, steel, and construction, as well as logistics, finance, IT, and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the Group’s mobility brands include Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative communication, and the will to take on any challenges, we strive to create a better future for all. More information about Hyundai Motor Group, please see:

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