Kia opens the first part of its Georgia assembly complex. Click image to enlarge
Seoul, South Korea – Kia Motors Corporation has opened the first building that will be part of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc.’s automotive assembly complex in West Point, Georgia. The ceremony was attended by Kia Motors president Euisun Chung and Georgia governor Sonny Perdue.
“The opening of the Kia Georgia Training Center demonstrates the commitment and effectiveness of Georgia’s partnership with Kia,” Perdue said. “This centre is the linchpin in providing both an opportunity for Georgia’s citizens and a quality workforce for Kia that will guarantee the success of this project.”
The centre is designed and equipped to provide pre-employment assessment training and job-specific training for workers at Kia’s US$1 billion assembly facility, which is scheduled to begin production in 2009. The centre houses robotics, welding and electronics labs, classrooms and equipment for training on programmable logic controllers.