Kia Motors India inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur facility in Andhra Pradesh. The South Korean car maker also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in automobiles for skill development. Kia has designed this course for anyone who wishes to work in the automobile sector at the entry level shop floor workmen position. As a part of its contribution to “Skill India” initiative by the Government of India, it is in collaboration with AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC).
The course has been segmented in two sections - theory & practical training and testing, and various batches of trainees will simultaneously undergo a five day BTC training. Kia has designed 20 workstations (Hand tool Identification, Curved surface sealant, Wheel Installation amongst others), where it will provide the basic technical skills required. The workstation has been designed keeping in view various aspects of the production line and department specific requirements such as Assembly, Paint, Body shop, Press shop etc.
Speaking on this, Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said, “The auto industry is evolving at a fast pace and to match the advanced technology, we need to constantly upgrade the skills of our manpower by providing them a platform that offers training modules. This training center 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.”
With its first training centre started on 20th June 2018, Kia’s BTC has an annual training capacity of around 2000 members. The facility also houses an extensive auditorium with a capacity of 400 seats that will be used for training purposes.
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