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New Kia donated to Albany Tech

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Mechanics don't usually work on a brand new car, but that will soon happen at Albany Technical College.   Kia Motors donated a 2011 Kia Sorento to Albany Tech for training in the school's automotive technology program.    

It was built at the new Kia facility in West Point.   There's a lot of new technology under the hood, so students will learn how to correct problems with electrical and computer systems as well more traditional repair work.

President Dr. Anthony Parker said, "This gives them an opportunity to practice on a vehicle that has the latest in Kia technology in it.  Computer systems, transmissions, engines, etc."

Student Kindrick Wright said, "If you don't know what's going on with the new electrical systems, computer systems and the new accessories involved in today's vehicles, then you're like a fish out of water and you go in to work and you pretty much don't know what you're doing."   

Most cars still under warranty are taken back to the dealership to correct problems.  Training on the new Kia will give students experience they'll need if they want to find a service job at a dealership.

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