Korean carmaker, Kia India on Thrusday inaugurated its fourth training centre in India – a 10,000 sq ft facility at Budge Budge in Kolkata.
According to a press release from the company, the facility is equipped to handle soft skill training and technical training with a role-playing area, body & paint, and EV repair training. Further, the centre is fully digitised and can broadcast virtual training across dealerships, the company noted.
Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales Officer, Kia India said that training and development have always been one of the company’s core focus areas. It has always prioritised upskilling personnel across different teams such as aftersales, CRM, customer service, and technicians, he said.
“The new facility will offer easy access to our dealer personnel from East and Northeast regions, who used to come to Faridabad earlier for their training,” Sohn added.
Besides the new training centre, the company also has three more such centres covering a 25,000 sq ft footprint across Bangalore, Mumbai, and Faridabad. Through these three existing facilities, the company has imparted more than 56,000 person-days training to upskill almost 10,000 dealer personnel, the company said.
During the pandemic, these centres imparted virtual training across the network, training about 2,500 dealer staff, Kia India stated.