Jobs of the Future and Next Generation Workforce
The Southeast U.S. Korean Chamber of Commerce is one of the most critical platforms for many of the South Korean companies investing in the Southeast United States. For example, our member companies Hyundai and SK is building a battery plant in Bartow County that is a $4 billion-plus plant. Hyundai broke ground in October 2022 on a $5.5 billion EV plant near Savannah, GA. SK Battery America has already invested $2.6 billion in two battery manufacturing facilities in Jackson County to support EV including Ford F-150 Lighting. Hanwha Qcells announced that it will be investing more than $2.5 billion in building up the U.S. solar supply chain and creating 2,500 jobs in Georgia. These various projects require further investments in training, development, and education of the next generation workforce with a specific focus on advancing the underrepresented communities and population. We have a mission to make these U.S. – Republic of Korea economic development projects a success for the community.