PPG Industries continues its long-standing support for students
WILLIAMSPORT, PA – PPG Industries Inc., a partner of the Pennsylvania College of Technology for more than 35 years, continues to support student education in collision repair and auto restoration programs in college.
PPG provides paint annually for these programs under an official paint sponsorship that began in 2003 and continues under the current five-year agreement.
In addition to this material support, students benefit from PPG’s Partners in Education program, which offers free access to all of the company’s training programs. This training allows participants to become industry certified by completing written and practical tests administered by PPG. After passing the tests, students receive a two-year PPG certification.
PPG also helped the college launch the overseas travel auto body repair and restoration programs in France and Italy. This global experience gives Penn College students and faculty the opportunity to visit and learn from renowned automotive companies such as Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati.
âA lot has changed over the past 25 years, but what hasn’t changed is PPG’s commitment to Penn College to build the workforce of tomorrow,â said Todd Warren, territory director for PPG Industries. âIt has been a great personal experience working with the right people over the years at PCT, and I look forward to many more years of continued success.
âPenn College is fortunate to have an industry partnership with Todd Warren and PPG Coatings Services,â said Shaun D. Hack, Instructor and Department Co-Head, Collision Repair Technology. “Through generous donations of equipment, industry training opportunities for faculty and students, and the Partners in Education program, we are able to share the latest automotive refinishing technology that PPG has to offer with our repair students.” collision repair and automotive restoration.
âIn addition, PPG was instrumental in partnering with Penn College to create the opportunity to study overseas auto collisions in Milan, Italy, which provides an incredible experience for our students. “
âPenn College is proud to have a long-standing partnership with PPG Industries Inc.,â said Chris S. Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations for the college. âWe greatly appreciate their support through donations of paint, as well as access for our students and faculty to more advanced training and PPG certification. PPG’s commitment to our programs has enabled the college to provide students with the resources they need to succeed in education and in industry.
The college is a national leader in the education of applied technologies and a special mission affiliate of Penn State. To learn more, visit www.pct.edu, email [email protected] or call toll free at 800-367-9222.