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Ogeechee Tech launches Electrical Vehicle Professional Certificate

Posted on Jan 10, 2024 at 11:30 AM


Ogeechee Tech launches Electrical Vehicle Professional CertificateAs part of a partnership with Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA), Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is proud to announce the launch of an Electric Vehicle Professional Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC). Approved by the State Board for the Technical College System of Georgia in the fall of 2023, the 8 credit-hour program will launch during Term B of the Spring 2024 semester.

“This is one of the many exciting developments coming out of the MOU we signed with HMGMA in September of last year,” said OTC President Lori Durden. “Creating direct pathways for employment in electric mobility will help grow and support the evolving workforce needs of this region.”

The Electric Vehicle Professional Technical Certificate of Credit was designed in conjunction with Hyundai subject matter experts to provide students with the knowledge and skill to prepare them for entry level employment in the electrical vehicle production industry. Completion of the certificate guarantees an interview with HMGMA.

“The need for a skilled work force in the Automotive Manufacturing segment is only going to increase in Georgia,” said Dr. Ryan Foley, OTC’s Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “With the all-electrical vehicle metaplant growing closer to completion, and the growth in electrical vehicle sales and legislation, there is an increasing need for skilled EV professionals to assist in manufacturing and maintenance.”

Students must submit a job application and resume prior to receiving an interview. Completion of the certificate does not guarantee a job with HMGMA. Students must also complete a pre-employment screening, pass the EVP TCC course, and must have 90% or better attendance during the EVP TCC classes.
Students interested in enrolling in the program can visit www.ogeecheetech.edu/autt for more info.

About HMGMA
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, GA. 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.

About Ogeechee Technical College:

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides studentā€centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit www.ogeecheetech.edu for more information.


Contact Information

Sean Payne
Executive Director for Public Relations & Marketing
912.871.8559spayne@ogeecheetech.edu


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