ATLANTA—Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) recently donated $20,000 to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation Emergency Response Fund. These funds will help TCSG remain responsive to the critical needs facing higher education students in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Technical College System of Georgia is one of this state’s most valuable resources,” said Jason Shin, KMMG’s president and CEO. “We are proud to be able to support students during this difficult time for many of them and look forward to a bright future in Georgia.”
COVID-19 has forced an adjustment to educational delivery methods with a greater reliance on distance learning. This funding initiative will provide essential computers and equipment for online learning to students in need.
TCSG Foundation executive director Juli Fields expressed appreciation to Kia for the contribution. “This pandemic will force many of our students to make critical decisions related to their education. With this funding from Kia, we can provide immediate support to students who may otherwise not be able to continue their educational goals. We are truly grateful to Kia for their continued support of TCSG students.”
About the TCSG Foundation
The TCSG Foundation exists to support the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit college students, programs, and faculty.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Telluride and Sorento SUVs and the Optima mid-size sedan.
About the Technical College System of Georgia
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.