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CPTC's Partnership with Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) - Press Release From July 12, 2023

CPTC Leadership with Hyundai Leadership

Posted on Jul 12, 2023

Leadership from Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) and Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a training partnership today. HMGMA CEO/President Oscar Kwon and CPTC President Lonnie Roberts signed the MOU on the CPTC Baxley instructional site.

“We are excited for this partnership with Coastal Pines,” said CEO Kwon. “This partnership helps us build a future workforce and gives Coastal Pines students the skills they need to obtain lasting careers in the EV field.”

This certificate was designed at the request of Hyundai to prepare students for entry-level employment in the electric vehicle production industry. Training emphasis will be placed on safe and effective automotive shop operations, automotive electrical principles, and operation and service of electric vehicles. Graduates will have the skill set to work in sub-assembly shops, building components and could also work on the production floor to manufacture electric vehicles.

“This partnership with HMGMA celebrates an exciting collaboration between academia and industry. It signifies a commitment by Coastal Pines and Hyundai to develop a workforce that meets the demands of today’s automotive industry and create a positive impact in the lives of individuals and communities. said Lonnie Roberts, CPTC President.

This eight-credit-hour certificate includes three courses. Graduates will receive an Electrical Vehicle Professional technical certificate of credit upon course completion. The College plans to offer this training at its Baxley and Waycross campuses, with the potential for expansion in the future.

For more information on this program or to express interest, visit Coastal Pines Technical College offers over 150 programs of study, twenty-one career paths that are tuition-free, seven instructional sites, nineteen adult education sites, and dual enrollment opportunities with more than sixteen high schools. The College serves a thirteen-county area encompassing 7,433 square miles. For more information on Coastal Pines Technical College, visit