HMGMA Donates Equipment for EV Workforce Development

March 21, 2024

Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) donated tools to four technical schools in the Greater Savannah area to assist in the development of future electric vehicle professionals.
The kits, valued at around $9,500 each, include automotive milli meters, multi meters, and other related tools. The tools were distributed to Coastal Pines Technical College, Ogeechee Technical College, Savannah Technical College, and Southeastern Technical College. The presentation of tool donation for Southeastern Technical College was held on March 20, 2024, in the Automotive Technology lab.

“These schools have been tremendous partners to us,” said Brent Stubbs, HMGMA Senior Manager of Learning and Development. “This is a small way for us to give back to the colleges
and fill a need for valuable equipment for their automotive labs. We recognized similar needs at all four colleges, and we are excited to invest in them as they help us develop a pipeline of
future talent.”

All four technical colleges signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HMGMA in 2023 to offer the Electrical Vehicle Professional (EVP) Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC), which was
designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the electric vehicle production industry. The 8-credit hour training focuses on safe and effective automotive shop operations,
automotive electrical principles, and the operation and service of electric vehicles. Graduates of the program are preferred for employment at HMGMA. More information on the EVP TCC is available at

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, Georgia. 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.

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.