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June 3, 2016

Kia Philippines Opens OJT Program

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 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 4-week training at Kia dealerships.

CAC Aftersales Director, Apollo R. Rosal, shared more about this new initiative.

He said, “Kia Aftersales’ 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.”

Rosal added, “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.”

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, respectively.

At the end of the 6-week program, eligible interns who have shown potential and exceptional skill during the training will be referred to Kia dealerships for possible employment.

The Kia OJT Program will start on June 6 and will culminate with the awarding of certificates on June 17.

In the future, the OJT program shall be opened to all interested trade schools.

Learn more about the Kia OJT Program at by visiting this website or visit a Kia dealership near you.

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