PPG Industries Inc.

05/30/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/30/2024 07:01

PPG helps vocational school in Turkey with product donations

Marine coatings help refurbish boat used by shipbuilding, maritime students

KOCAELI, Turkey, May 30, 2024 - PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the completion of a student training and skill-building initiative for the Şehit Volkan Tantürk Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School in Kocaeli, Turkey. PPG provided support including more than 150 liters of marine coatings for the refurbishment of a marine service boat that will be used for the education of more than 200 students at the school.

PPG provided support including more than 150 liters of marine coatings as part of a student training and skill-building initiative for a technical high school in Kocaeli, Turkey.

"This donation is an important contribution to technical education and training for students in our community," said Gizem Gürson Impram, PPG HR country coordinator, Turkey. "It is often a challenge for schools to provide a real-life environment for students to learn and practice. With this boat, shipbuilding students will learn practical skills in maintenance and painting, while maritime students will gain hands-on experience using the engine room and wheelhouse."

The refurbished boat was launched on the national Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day holiday on May 19 in a ceremony attended by students, teaching staff, and PPG employees.

This donation is part of PPG's global commitment to support education and workforce development initiatives across 35 countries.

PPG's global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $17.5 million in 2023, supporting hundreds of organizations across nearly 40 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow tomorrow's STEM innovators and skilled workforce in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at communities.ppg.com.

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