Hyundai Motor Group donates technology to Ogeechee Tech for EV professional education

Photo courtesy of HMGMA (From Left to Right)

Neal Owens – OTC Dean for Academic Affairs
Jolaine Kicklighter – OTC Student – EVP TCC program
Bobby Jones – Chair OTC Local Board of Directors
Michael Summers – Co-Chair OTC Local Board of Directors
Dr. Brent Stubbs – Senior Manager and Head of Learning and Development – HMGMA
Charles Lee –  Senior Manager/Head of Employee Relations – HMGMA
Allen McDaniel – OTC Automotive Technology Instructor 
Lori Durden – OTC President
Jason Zdunich – Assistant Manager, Learning and Development, Education – HMGMA

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — The Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) is helping boost the production of electric vehicles in Georgia by preemptively donating tools and technology to future EV manufacturers and leaders of tomorrow — the students at Ogeechee Technical College (OTC).

The college received a kit from HMGMA consisting of an automotive milli meter, mega meter, multi meter, and an insulated tool set designed for working with electric vehicles. In total, the technology is valued at almost $10,000.

“We are grateful to have such a powerful partnership with HMGMA,” said OTC President, Lori Durden. “Having state-of-the-art equipment to train students in our new Electric Vehicle Professional TCC is just the first of many steps to helping meet the growing workforce demands of our region.”

This year, OTC hosted its first cohort of students studying The Electrical Vehicle Professional (EVP) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) on February 29. The certificate allows students to pursue entry-level work in the EV industry.

HMGMA has invested or will invest $5.5 billion to assemble EVs and batteries in Ellabell, the automaker announced in 2022. By 2025, developers expect over 8,000 people to be employed by HMGMA.

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