Kia Motors India has inaugurated a training facility, spread across five acres, and introduced a five-day Basic Technical Course (BTC) in automobiles for skill development at its upcoming Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh.
The training course, designed to skill people for entry-level shop floor operations, is in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC).
As a part of the course, various batches of trainees will simultaneously undergo a five-day BTC training for which Kia has designed 20 workstations to provide the basic technical skills.
These workstations – which include hand-tool identification, curved surface sealant and wheel installation, amongst others – have been designed keeping in view various aspects of the production line and department-specific requirements such as assembly, paint, body shop and press shop among others. The course will test trainees on theory and practical training.
According to Kia Motors India, the annual training capacity for BTC is around 2,000 members. The first training began on June 20, 2018. The facility also houses an extensive auditorium that can seat 400 people; it will be used for training purposes.
The company is slated to launch its first model, the SP-Concept based SUV sometime next year. Additionally, Kia is planning a slew of other new model launches in the near future.