Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America Visits OFTC Automotive & Diesel Equipment Technology Students

Hyundai visit OFTC Automotive and Diesel Equipment Technology students

Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) recently visited with Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Automotive and Diesel Equipment Technology students about employment opportunities at the Electric Vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing facility, also known as the Metaplant, opening soon in Bryan County, directly off I-16.  

This plant is going to be the first EV factory in the U.S. 

Hyundai says it will build 300,000 EVs each year at the plant; the site will also manufacture batteries to power those vehicles in a partnership between Hyundai and LG Energy Solution. 

Candace Mabry, a Technician Recruiting Liaison for Hyundai discussed with OFTC’s students the need and future of EV’s, the pros and cons of EV’s versus traditional vehicles, and about their need for qualified technicians to work at both the plant and other local dealerships. 

“We always welcome employers to visit with and share opportunities with our student population,” shared Lee Radney, OFTC’s Dean of Trades and Industrial programs. “In the case of Hyundai, this visit was valuable to our students in many ways – it shows the growth opportunity of EV’s in Georgia and the current and future need of technicians to build and service these types of vehicles. It also helps when our students can hear information directly from an employer – they can ask direct questions regarding specific opportunities and receive immediate feedback.”  

“We are excited about Hyundai’s decision to open this facility in Georgia and the ways that our students can impact its success,” he added.  

HMGMA is slated to open in early 2025 and is currently hiring for all positions from production to administrative roles. At full capacity, 8,500 employees will be employed on-site between HMGMA, the battery JV and on-site suppliers. 

To learn more about OFTC’s Automotive & Diesel Equipment Technology programs, visit the department pages on the college’s website, To learn more about Hyundai’s Metaplant, visit the Hyundai website.  


OFTC is a unit of The Technical College System of Georgia.