Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia Motors in the Philippines, and its aftersales division, are opening its doors to students for a special on-the-job training (OJT) program.
Qualified trade school students will be given a highly specialized two-week familiarization on Kia technology and features, which the students can then apply during their four-week training at Kia dealerships.
According to Apollo Rosal, CAC aftersales director, the OJT program aims to create a pool of skilled and technically proficient students that will be job-ready by the time they graduate. “We want to equip students with practical know-how and at the same time, introduce them to great opportunities as a future Kia technician or service advisor,” he said.
“Exposing students to challenges in a real work environment is something that cannot be replicated in a classroom or taught from a textbook. We hope that students will find Kia’s OJT program to be productive, rewarding, and informative,” Rosal added.
Kia partnered with Crossroads Training Institute Inc. and Kia Nueva Ecija for the initial batch of interns who will be deployed to Kia Cagayan de Oro and Kia Nueva Ecija.
At the end of the six-week program, eligible interns who have shown potential and exceptional skill during the training will be referred to Kia dealerships for possible employment.
To learn more about the Kia OJT Program, visit their website at www.kia.com.