West Georgia Technical College was presented with three 2013 Kia Optimas and one 2014 Kia Optima by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) Aug. 13.
The vehicles will be used by WGTC Automotive Technology students to learn the necessary skills to prepare for an automotive service and repair career. The LaGrange Campus will receive three cars and the Douglas Campus will receive one.
“We are deeply appreciative of Kia’s continued support of technical education,” said West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel. “These new vehicles will give students the opportunity to get experience on the latest automotive technology, as they prepare for their future careers.”
The Kia Georgia Training Center, located in West Point, was designed and operated by Georgia Quick Start in partnership with KMMG. In 2010, KMMG presented the Technical College System of Georgia 20 all-new 2011 Kia Sorentos for training purposes to be used at technical colleges across the state. West Georgia Tech’s Sorento is located at the LaGrange Campus.
“With West Georgia Technical College, we are fortunate to have a premier technical college right here in our backyard,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s senior vice president of human resources and administration. “At KMMG, we hope that the donation of these four vehicles will have a tremendous impact on the automotive program at the school and we look forward to continuing our support of technical schools across the region.”