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Axalta Aims to Develop Future Talent for the Coating Industry

Published on 2017-09-25. Author : SpecialChem

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Axalta Aims to Develop Future Talent for the Coating Industry
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its Axalta Paints the Future internship program, which aims to develop future talent for the coating industry in China. The program offers internships to outstanding university students from four Chinese universities –
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • East China University of Science and Technology
  • Tianjin University 
  • Shanghai University of Engineering Science - that major in chemistry, chemical engineering and material science

Axalta Paints the Future Program

Axalta Paints the Future program aligns with the company’s global support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. In China, the program will expand on its Axalta Sustainable Education Program, which echos China’s national agenda for sustainable economic development and growth.

Talent is the key to developing the coating industry. As a leading global coatings company, Axalta is committed to fostering the future generation of technicians and scientists for the industry across China.

That is why we are rolling out the Axalta Paints the Future program. The R&D, engineering, product development, testing, training facilities and industry experts available at our new Asia-Pacific Technology Center will take on a crucial role as the produce-learn-research base for this program,” said Willie Wu, Vice President and President of Axalta Greater China.

As a university, we are privileged to benefit from Axalta Paints the Future, which I believe will bring a meaningful and professional experience to college students. The programs will help to broaden students’ horizons with the resources, exposure, and support needed to develop their skills and capabilities in a realistic work environment.

Axalta’s contribution and commitment to China’s education will not only benefit students, but also the entire coating industry,” said Professor Chen Kaimin from Shanghai University of Engineering Science.

Exploring Coating Applications in Automotive Industry

The first group of interns, comprised of 17 students that major in chemistry and chemical engineering, will undergo a two- to ten-month internship at Axalta’s Asia-Pacific Technology Center.

The interns will explore high performance coating technology, coating applications in the automotive industry, chemical production safety practices, as well as marketing and sales. To enhance the real-world experience, the program enables interns to participate in operations at select vehicle OEM plants.

The program also offers a series of career training including mentoring, career planning, and time management, to help the students develop a diversified set of skills and experiences.

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Source: Axalta
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