HMGMA, Savannah Tech signed MOU for training partnership

HMGMA, STC leadership stand with Ionic electric vehicle.SAVANNAH, Ga. – Leadership from Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) and Savannah Technical College (STC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a training partnership today. HMGMA CEO/President Oscar Kwon and STC President Dr. Kathy Love signed the MOU followed by a champagne toast for attendees.

“Everything we do at Savannah Technical College is about workforce development for our region,” said Dr. Love. “We are proud to partner with HMGMA to help train their workforce. We appreciate their input to develop this short-term, specialized training certificate.”

The first program with this partnership is a new Electric Vehicle Professional certificate starting next semester at Savannah Technical College. Those that complete the program will be preferred for employment with HMGMA.

“HMGMA is excited to work with Savannah Technical College now and for many years to come. This partnership gives the community a clear pathway to employment at our exciting and cutting-edge smart factory,” said Mr. Oscar Kwon. 

This certificate was designed at the request of Hyundai to prepare students for entry level employment in the electric vehicle production industry. Training emphasis will be placed on safe and effective automotive shop operations, automotive electrical principles, and operation and service of electric vehicles. Graduates will have the skill set to work in sub-assembly shops, building components. They could also work on the production floor to manufacture electric vehicles.

This eight-credit-hour certificate includes three courses. The College plans to offer this training at its Savannah and Liberty campuses with plans to expand.

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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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