Kia Motors inaugurated a 5-acre training facility at its upcoming Anantapur plant
Kia has designed 20 workstations which will provide basic technical skills to the trainees
Last year, Kia made its intention clear by announcing that it was entering the Indian market with a compact SUV which would rival the Hyundai Creta. It also signed an MOU with the Andhra Pradesh government to construct a manufacturing plant in the state’s Anantapur district. Spread across 536 acres, the plant will have an annual capacity of 3 lakh units and we will see the first batch roll out of the assembly line by the end of 2019. But for now, Kia has inaugurated a 5-acre training facility at its manufacturing plant.
Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said, “ This training centre will not only provide the relevant knowledge but also empower them to be skilled technicians who can then apply for jobs at Kia Motors and our vendor companies. We, at Kia Motors India, are happy to share that by the end of 2018, more than 2,000 youth will be trained and a large number of them will be working for us in the future as well. I would like to add that we have received more than 4,000 applications for 600 vacancies, to begin with.”
A total of 20 workstations will be built to train the beginners. These workstations will cover different areas such as hand-tool identification, curved surface sealant, wheel installation, assembly point, press shop, body shop, paint shop and so on. The trainees will undergo a five-day drill and the course will run in two segments: theory and practical training and testing.