Have you heard of the Kia Way? The Kia Way is based on a one-system, one team approach where all remain focused on continuous improvement, always striving to make today better than yesterday.
Through the efforts of its team members, Kia Georgia is driving upward mobility for the Troup County community. Mobility is more than transportation, it’s freedom of movement.
Before Whitney Cummings began working for Kia Georgia, she was working 3 jobs.
David Woodyard’s answer when asked why he wanted to work at Kia Georgia? He was looking for a home.
Riley Morgan didn’t know what he wanted to do after his senior year and was nervous about going to college or joining the military. Today, Riley works in weld-maintenance at Kia Georgia.
Watch here to learn how Kia Georgia helps change the lives of its team members.
Kia Georgia has forged a number of local partnerships with universities and technical colleges that allow students to have internships and co-op opportunities at Kia Georgia. One of these partnerships is with West Georgia Technical College in which a maintenance certification program provides a steady stream of qualified candidates.
For elementary & middle school students, Kia Georgia has committed $2.1 million for the implementation of the "A World in Motion" program to promote awareness and academic achievement in STEM. For high school students, Kia Georgia has committed $3.5 million to establish the THINC College and Career Academy in Troup County, which provides students with a variety of pathways and career exploration opportunities.
Since 2010, Kia Georgia has provided more than 200 pre-production vehicles local schools, law enforcement and emergency agencies for educational training purposes. Of those, 97 have been used to assist in first-responder training. These vehicles assist the groups in a variety of ways, from being used in emergency training with local fire departments to training future vehicle technicians at local technical colleges.