Seoyon E-Hwa, Savannah Tech sign training partnership MOU
SAVANNAH, GA- Leadership from Seoyon E-Hwa and Savannah Technical College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a training partnership today at STC’s Savannah Campus. The training partnership MOU will include credit and non-credit training programs.
“We are thrilled to engage in a training partnership with another of our new industries locating in the area, Seoyon E-Hwa,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love. “As a technical college in Georgia, our sole mission is workforce development. It’s very crucial that we work closely with our advanced manufacturing partners to ensure we are the place that they come when they need skilled employees to be successful.”
Seoyon E-Hwa, a global auto parts supplier that manufactures both interior and exterior components, announced (February 2023) that it will create 740 new direct and indirect jobs and invest more than $96 million in a new manufacturing facility in Chatham County.
“This is a great opportunity for our company to hire very skilled employees from the esteemed Savannah Technical College,” said Seoyon E-Hwa President Chung Yun Kim. “This will make the best partnership of industrial-academic cooperation.”
The new facility will be located at the Savannah Chatham Manufacturing Center, a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Certified site. The new manufacturing facility will produce automotive interior parts such as door trims, headlining, and tailgate trims. Production is expected to begin in October 2024. More than two-thirds, or approximately 500, of the announced jobs will be permanent roles in human resources, development, quality, and production personnel.
On October 25, 2022, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America officially broke ground in neighboring Bryan County on its first fully dedicated EV and battery manufacturing facility. Building on the assets that make the automotive industry successful, Georgia is positioned as a hub for the electric mobility industry. Since 2020, more than 35 EV-related projects have announced more than $21 billion in investment and 26,700 jobs in Georgia.
About Seoyon E-Hwa
Established in 1972, Seoyon E-Hwa operates 32 corporations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Seoyon E-Hwa supplies door trim, headlining, seats, C/PAD, bumpers, and other parts to Hyundai Motor Group, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Volkswagen, and more. www.seoyoneh.com.
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).