Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker accepted a new Kia Sorrento on the college’s behalf from the Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point. Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc. donated 20 Sorentos to the Technical College System of Georgia.
The colleges receiving the cars were chosen based on the size of enrollment in their automotive programs.
“The Technical College System of Georgia and Albany Technical College are proud that our agency could support Kia Motors’ start up of production in West Point,” Parker said. “KIA builds a product that we can take pride that is manufactured in Georgia. Sorentos like the one donated to Albany Tech are assembled in Troup County are sold and serviced in Albany. This new KIA will give our students an opportunity to practice repairing and trouble-shooting on a world-class product.”
Pictured, from left, are K.S. Kim, senior vice president of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia; Parker; Clifford Kyle, automotive technology instructor at Albany Tech; and Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson.