January 8, 2008 – At a recent news conference at West Georgia Technical College, Columbus Technical College’s Dean of the School of Professional and Technical Services, Tommy Wilson, was interviewed by Julie Bercik of WLTZ News. The news conference was sponsored by KIA, QuickStart, the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor. During his interview, Wilson talked about Columbus Technical College’s Automotive Production program. This is a certificate program with 26 students currently enrolled. These students will be available for employment on the KIA (or any other automaker) production line as assembly associates. Students interested in the program for spring quarter should contact Tommy at email@example.com.
The January 8th news conference focused on KIA announcing that it is now hiring for its up-and-coming assembly plant in West Point, Georgia. KIA has a hiring window of about one month (Jan. 8 – Feb. 7), where only online applications will be accepted. KIA representatives will be on hand at Columbus Technical College at a job fair on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.