- Siemens provides $100,000 investment of automation hardware and training
- Gov. Deal and thought leaders discuss the skills gap and economic opportunities
- Siemens-Kia-THINC foster public-private partnership for workforce training
WEST POINT, Ga.—At a community and industry event held today at the Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point, Georgia, Siemens Digital Factory, U.S. President, Raj Batra, announced the donation of $100,000 in automation hardware and expert training to support career pathways in manufacturing and engineering at the THINC College & Career Academy located in LaGrange.
"We value the continued investments from Kia and Siemens in Georgia and we respect the vision of the companies' leadership"
During the event, Governor Nathan Deal emphasized Georgia's commitment to further fostering public-private-academic partnerships to train the workforce of the future. "We value the continued investments from Kia and Siemens in Georgia and we respect the vision of the companies' leadership," said Deal. "The strong relationships between the company, the community and the state are a model for the kind of partnerships we strive for, as we cultivate the next generation workforce."
THINC, designed as a public charter program for high school students in Troup County, was created by a diverse, public-private partnership, offering students the ability to earn college credit at West Georgia Technical College, Point University and LaGrange College, as part of the Move On When Ready Dual Enrollment program.
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Source: Business Wire