University-Industry Engagement Week

Georgia Southern U and Ogeechee Technical College partner with Hyundai to develop workforce for electric vehicles

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: September 18th, 2023

Georgia Southern University (GSU) and Ogeechee Technical College are partnering with Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) to help develop the regional workforce for the growing electric vehicle market.

HMGMA and the two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address workforce needs, promote community enrichment, and support technological innovation.

Under the partnership, GSU will host recruiting events, on-campus interview days for graduating seniors, and more. Ogeechee Tech will implement two new programs for students: the Electric Vehicle Professional Technical Certificate of Credit and the Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Repair Technician Technical Certificate of Credit. The college will also develop training programs for HMGMA employees and provide recruiting events and career fairs for students and alumni.

“Ogeechee Technical College is very excited about entering into this MOU with HMGMA,” says Ogeechee Tech president Lori Durden. “This has been several months in the making, and like other institutions and technical colleges in our region, we are going to do all that we can to support the efforts of our Governor to make Georgia the electric mobility capital of America.”

Georgia Southern president Kyle Marrero comments, “This partnership stands as a testament to the value of collaboration between academia and industry in driving holistic growth. By uniting forces, HMGMA and Georgia Southern University are forging a path that not only elevates educational opportunities but also cultivates a thriving community equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.”

Oscar Kwon, CEO of HMGMA, adds, “Together, we are not just building cars; we are building futures, strengthening the community and driving progress. That is part of Hyundai’s mission: progress for humanity. Our partnership with these institutions reflects our shared vision for a brighter, more innovative future.”

Source: Savannah Now

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