Kia Launches Veterans Apprenticeship Program

March 16th, 2023 by

Kia America has launched a Veterans Technician Apprenticeship Program.  This new program aims to provide military Veterans with the opportunity to become a Kia Qualified Technician.

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Kia America will work with the Educational Resource Systems, Inc. (ERS) and Kia retailers to provide qualified Veterans with career opportunities as a Kia technician. The Vice President of Service Operations for Kia America, Greg Silvestri said “We thank our Veterans for their service and look forward to helping them leverage their skill set for civilian jobs.”

Apprentice Program Highlights:

  • The program is specifically designed for Veterans
  • One-year competency-based apprenticeship leading to Kia Service Technician certification
  • Access to tools, equipment, vehicles, and training
  • Potential for full-time employment with a participating Kia Retailer
  • Includes Kia Technical training, support, and follow-up by program managers
  • Eligible Veterans may apply for and receive a GI Bill Monthly Housing Allowance

Kia Country of Charleston has been a strong advocate for Veterans and an enthusiastic sponsor of the Folly Beach based Warrior Surf Foundation. Charleston has a strong military community. “We’re delighted to see Kia America support Veterans. There is a tremendous need for automotive technicians throughout the U.S.,” said Steve Appelbaum, General Manager.

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Kia Country of Charleston supports the Greater Charleston, SC region. If you live outside this region, please contact Kia America or your local Kia dealer.