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PPG to invest $2m to prepare students for skilled trade careers

PPG and the PPG Foundation are investing US$2 million through to 2025 to support workforce development initiatives that provide training and opportunities for future skilled workers in manufacturing and coatings application.

The commitment aims to introduce students to the diverse and high-tech career paths within modern industry and provide them with educational opportunities to pursue fields such as advanced manufacturing, automotive collision repair, automotive refinishing, and painting.

“We understand the importance of providing students with a hands-on, practical education that arms them with the advanced skills needed for career placements in technical and STEM-related fields,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility.

“The PPG Foundation is a long-time supporter of workforce development programs. As we recognise the important contributions of skilled workers during US manufacturing month in October, we’re dedicating our commitment to connect students with access to the tools and training needed for a vast range of career possibilities.”

Through existing and new partnerships with local technical schools, community colleges, and organisations, PPG and the PPG Foundation will support preparation and training for specialised industry certifications and careers.