Axalta Coating Systems supports STEM education

Axalta Coating Systems supports STEM education

Coatings company partners with Young Men and Women in Charge Foundation.

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June 22, 2015

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania – If you want to help make a difference in the world, consider making a positive impact in a young person’s life through education and encouragement. Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, believes in doing just that.

Its partnership with Young Men and Women in Charge (YMWIC) Foundation Inc., an organization focused on providing opportunities for students who are economically disadvantaged or under-represented within the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, is helping junior high and high school students prepare for collegiate programs and careers.

Axalta recently hosted YMWIC program participants at its Coatings Technology Center in Wilmington, Delaware, where students had an opportunity to job shadow chemists and research associates. Axalta’s Corporate Affairs Head for North America, Lisa Miree-Luke, recently announced Axalta’s support at YMWIC’s scholarship banquet.

“It is truly our pleasure to give back to the communities in which our employees live and work. It is part of our corporate culture,” says Miree-Luke. “YMWIC is making a difference and helping to pave the way for so many young people and the need for students schooled in STEM disciplines is increasingly important to Axalta and to society. The impact that the organization is making by providing these unique opportunities and experiences is simply brilliant.”

“YMWIC is so grateful to be partnering with Axalta to help enrich the lives of future STEM professionals,” says Richard Roberts III, YMWIC president and CEO. “Axalta and its dedicated employees are providing valuable in-kind support. We also appreciate Axalta's financial contribution that will be used to support the 2015 Girls STEM and Leadership Camp, the 2015 Elementary School Robotics and our scholarship fund. We applaud the efforts and great work of Axalta Coating Systems.”

Source: Axalta Coating Systems